Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a national holiday to recognize the birthday of one of the leaders of the modern civil rights movement.
To commemorate the holiday, several events are planned throughout the area:
* First Baptist Church, Walnut Street, will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march Monday. The celebration begins with a gospel fest at 12:30 p.m., and the march begins at 2:30 p.m. from the church. Services will follow the march at 3:30 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Elder John D. Short, pastor at Centennial Baptist Church in Harrodsburg. The event is hosted by the Danville-Boyle County NAACP.
* Centre College will feature nationally recognized performer Jim Lucas as part of its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Lucas will bring to life the words, background, and experiences of King in a dramatic one-man show titled "Reflections" at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Newlin Hall on the Centre campus.