The Ohio State University at Marion

A virtual celebration of Dr. King’s legacy set for January 18th

Martin Luther King statue reaching skywardWednesday, December 23, 2020

In the wake of the past year’s racial turmoil nationwide, two Marion organizations are partnering to honor the vision and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The community is invited to join the 2021 Peace and Freedom Committee in collaboration with The Ohio State University at Marion for a virtual celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday, January 18, 2021, 10 a.m. on YouTube Premiere. This event is free and open to the public. The celebration will feature guest speakers, performances from the Marion Public School Choir, and a presentation of speeches on Dr. King’s legacy by area youth.

Organizers shared their goal is to bring awareness of the January 18th national holiday celebration to Marion, OH and the surrounding communities. To recognize this holiday is not just a day of non-production, but to reflect and honor the true meaning of Dr. King’s legacy while remembering the strength and courage of those who struggled before us.

The celebration, the group said, is one of peace, love, unity, and equal opportunity for all people. It gives the participating youth an opportunity to express their voice, thoughts, and vision of what Dr. King’s values means to them. This year’s theme of the celebration is “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Building Bridges of Justice, Equality, and Unity.”

To reserve your spot at the virtual event, visit or call Ohio State advancement events, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 614-247-4105 or 1-800-678-6011. To learn more visit