MLK Dream Weekend



I thoroughly enjoyed my participation in the MLK Dream Weekend Diversity Banquet. The speaker for the event, Roland Martin, was an excellent choice. He issued a very important message and challenge to everyone in attendance to make a difference. The student scholarship recipients were truly outstanding scholars and citizens of their school and community. It… Read More


Leon E. Wiles


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