COVID-19 Forces Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations To Go Virtual


Monday, January 18th 2021, 7:24 am
By: Colby Thelen


Events planned across the metro to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will move to virtual platforms. 

The Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Coalition said their annual holiday parade is the third largest in the nation. This year, it will take place online. 

Businesses have submitted short video clips of their tributes instead of driving or walking through downtown.

The coalition planned several events throughout the day with the theme "Remember, Celebrate, and Act."

In addition to the parade, the coalition will host a job fair on Zoom. The silent march, bell ringing ceremony and holiday program will all move online. 

The Oklahoma City events kick-off at 9 a.m. on Monday. Click here to view a a full list of times.

In Norman, the Mayor's Interfaith Breakfast will also take place virtually. 

It will feature the project director of the Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission, Phil Armstrong, as keynote the speaker.

"While this treasured event will look different this year, we will continue to honor and celebrate Dr. King's legacy of community, hope, and reconciliation that is needed now more than ever in our city, state, and nation," Norman Mayor Breea Clark said.

The Mayor's Interfaith Breakfast is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. 

You can stream the event at YouTube.com/CityofNormanOK.