MLK Dream Weekend



I really enjoyed Roland Martin. He was riveting and thought provoking. I think he woke up a lot of folks. And you did a great job of organizing the weekend. I think you single handedly doubled attendance!  Elizabeth Lyons, TD Convention Center and President Elect of Rotary of Greenville


Elizabeth Lyons


The series of events, hosted by MLK Dream Weekend, inspired the Upstate to establish Dreams, take Action on them, and Change the Future.

Thank you to everyone in the community for supporting MLK Dream weekend.

What are you doing to keep the Dream alive? Strive everyday to be… All. Together. Now.

Friday, January 17, 2014
MLK Prayer Vigil, 7 p.m.
Peace Center Graham Plaza, Downtown Greenville, SC

The MLK Prayer Vigil kicked off MLK Dream Weekend and featured prayers from diverse persons, a unity litany and candlelight. Prayers included: Community, Elected Officials, Families/Youth, Nation, Nonviolence, and Unity.

Saturday, January 18, 2014
The MLK Community Day of Service, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
(in conjunction with Hands on Greenville)
Held at various locations throughout Greenville County

Monday, January 20, 2014
MLK Diversity Luncheon, 12 noon
TD Convention Center

Keynote Speaker: Charleston Mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr

10 scholarships were awarded to deserving youth totaling over $100,000.

Musical entertainment provided by Distinguished Gentlemen

Other Community Events

Sunday, January 19, 2014 Springfield Baptist Church, 6 p.m.

Community-wide Interfaith Service honoring the birthday of Dr. M.L. King The focus was on “Dr. King – The Altruist.” Sermon was preached by Rev. Dr. Joseph Roberts, Dr. King’s successor at Ebenezer Baptist in Atlanta. The service was jointly sponsored by the Baptist Ministers Fellowship and the Year of Altruism.

Monday, January 20, 2014 TD Convention Center, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Prayers, Protests and Progress: Hip Hop, Rap and Spoken Words, an Upcountry History Museum’s event. Attendees enjoyed a live remote featuring local teen rap artists, Hip Hop dancers, Spoken Word Artist, Chiccy Baritone and a chance to view the Upcountry History Museum’s current exhibit “Protests, Prayers and Progress: Greenville’s Civil Rights Movement.” Groups had an opportunity to reflect on the exhibit through spoken word and perform live.

Monday, January 27, 2014, Younts Conference Center at Furman University, 7 p.m. (reception and book signing followed at 8 p.m.)

King’s Legacy: Challenge for the 21st Century: An Evening with Clarence B. Jones, Speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sponsored and hosted by Furman University