Daily Beat: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Edition



• UNCG Chancellor Frank Gilliam is the guest speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast, hosted by the Greensboro Human Relations Commission. The breakfast is held at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons/Koury Convention Center from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Stefan Stuber and the Grimsley High School Jazz Band, Josephus III’s Gate City Youth Clam Team and Belles of Harmony perform.

• The MLK Jr. Day breakfast  in Winston-Salem runs from 8 to 10 a.m. at Benton Convention Center, located at 301 W. Fifth St. At 10:30 people will gather in front of the convention center and march around the block.

• Greensboro’s King Day march musters at the Benbow Professional Center, located at 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, at 10 a.m.

• US Rep. Alma Adams is the keynote speaker at the MLK commemoration at 11 a.m. at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem.

• Hamody Jasmin, author of The Terrorist Whisperer, speaks to the conservative lunch club at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem at 12:15 p.m.

• Omar Ali, Claude Barnes, Margaret Dudley, Preston Lane, Tara Green, Clint Corcoran and Gabrielle Hughes discuss the theme “What is truth?” during a panel discussion in honor of King at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum from 4 to 5:30 p.m.


• Ilyasah Shabazz and Attallah Shabazz, the daughters of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, speak at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem at 7 p.m.

• The Rev. Robert McGowens, the pastor of Greater Galilee Baptist Church in Charlotte, is the keynote speaker for the MLK Jr. Day program at St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 2400 Dellabrook Road in Winston-Salem, at 7 p.m.

• Jeff Floyd, Lebrado, Pokey Bear, J. Red the Nephew and Nellie Tiger Travis perform during “The Heavy Hitters of Soul: Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” at High Point Theatre at 8 p.m.