MLK Day Activities in Acadiana

The following is a list  of activities and programs for January 14-16, 2017, from the  Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Lafayette:

Monday, January 16, 2017

Flag Raising/Opening Activities                                        8:30 a.m.

Community Luncheon Program                                      11:45 a.m.

Recognition of Holiday Event Sponsors

Medical/Health Screenings

Voter Registration

Display Booths/Exhibits

Evening Commemorative Program                                   6:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker:         Dr. Logan C. Hampton

President, Lane College

Jackson, Tennessee



Beginning Sat, 1/14/2017 at 7:30 am. New Beginnings Primitive Baptist Church youth & men fellowship will clean up along MLK Drive beginning at Kaplan City Hall.

On Mon, 1/16/2016 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the church will serve a fee meal of red beans, rice, and fried chicken.

Following the meal there will be a march honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starting at the Kaplan Police Department and will continue down Cushing Avenue, to MLK Drive and ending at New Beginnings Primitive Baptist Church.

A program in honor of Dr. King will immediately follow the march.

New Beginnings Primitive Baptis Church, 622 E Veteran Memorial Drive Kaplan, LA 70548.

For more information call

Marcy Hopkins 337-400-8783

Mary Celestine 337-522-9957


New Iberia 

A MLK celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m. on 1200 Field Street.



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