Trending In Shreveport: MLK Day Events

Greater Shreveport communities will come together over the next several days to honor the life and legacy of the civil rights icon, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

According to the United States Department of the Interior, MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday that is also designated by Congress as a national day of service – a ‘day on, not a day off.’

According to our news partners at KTAL NBC 6: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Services falls on the third Monday in January each year, but this year, events will be held to honor the memory of Dr. King in Shreveport on both the third Sunday and the third Monday of January.


City of Shreveport and Shreveport Green

The City of Shreveport will partner with Shreveport Green for an MLK Day of Service project. The event will be held at the MLK Community Garden on MLK Drive, at Legardy Street. There is a large three-fourths-of-an-acre garden where produce is farmed for the community and for the Mobile Market. Most of the MLK neighborhood is in a food desert, meaning there is no fresh product market within a mile.

WHEN: Monday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: 2414 MLK Jr., Drive

Geaux 4 Kids Project

Geaux 4 Kids Project MLK Day of Service will load and deliver 1500 to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and each of the Louisiana State Police Troops to help rescued children. All participants are asked to sign up before the event.

WHEN: Monday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Geaux 4 Kids Warehouse (CPSO work release building) at 1125 Forum Drive

Click Here to find more area events to help honor Dr. King’s legacy.

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