Shreveport remembers Dr. Martin Luther King with the Krewe of Harambee parade. The parade features marching bands, dancers, stilt-walkers, dozens of floats, and more. The parade begins at Milam at Texas St. at 1:00 pm and ends at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium. This is one of the biggest Martin Luther King Day parades in the country!


Centenary College’s 2019 Dream Week kicks off with the annual Day of Service on Monday.  Centenary students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners will work together on several projects including landscaping, cleaning and many other projects at local schools across our community.

Volunteers should report to Kilpatrick Auditorium for check-in between 7:30 and 8:15am.

Here's a list of the site locations:

1. Common Ground Community

  • Indoor clean-up projects
  • Organizing clothing closet and sorting clothes
  • Outside landscaping and gardening

2. Shreveport Green 

  • Plant seedlings in community garden
  • Prune fruit trees
  • Beautify entire garden

3. MLK Health Center & Pharmacy

  • Landscape entrance to volunteer parking lot
  • Removal of grass and weeds
  • Plant trees and shrubs

4. Stoner Hill Elementary School 

  • Decorate items for 1st graders
  • Outside clean-up (raking)

5. Renzi Art Center

  •    Create an “Unwinding Space” for the Renzi students that requires lifting of heavy furniture, re-arrangement, and a little creativity

6. Volunteers of America (VOA)

  • Power washing facility for veterans
  • Sprucing up flower beds or gardens
  • Trimming hedges and pulling weeds
  • Raking yards

7.    The Renesting Project

  • Packing household items for clients
  • Stocking shelves
  • Cleaning furniture
  • Sweeping warehouse
  • Dusting shelves
  • Arranging back stock on warehouse shelves

8.   Glen Park Retirement Community

  • Facilitate arts and crafts with residents
  • Play games with residents
  • Visitation with residents

9. Fuller Center for Housing of NWLA

  • Landscaping of veteran homes: plant and prune trees, create and weed other flower beds, mow and rake yards

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MLK Convocation
11:15 am • Anderson Auditorium

Speaker: Doratha "Dodie" Smith – Simmons, Freedom Rider and early member of the New Orleans chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Documentary & Dialogue
6:30 pm • Whited Room. This will be followed by panel discussion at 8:00 pm.

Andia Augustin-Billy, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Centenary

Jeff Hendricks, Professor of English at Centenary

Cieltia Adams, Adjunct Professor of English at Bossier Parish Community College

Thursday, January 24, 2019

MLK Alumni Convocation
11:15 am • Whited Room
Speaker: Dr. Christopher Edgar Lavan, Assistant Provost for Experiential Learning & Teaching Innovation, Univ. of TN
Friday, January 25, 2019
Civil Rights Spotlight
11:00 am - 1:00 pm • Bynum Commons Cafeteria“African-American Women and the Civil Rights Movement” Collaboration w/ National Organization of Women & Black Student Union
A Conversation on Servant Leadership & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM Kilpatrick Auditorium
Facilitator: Don Horton, partner at Diversity Matters, LLC

Saturday, January 26, 2019 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mickle 114
8th Annual MLK Oratory Competition and Youth Leadership Awards Ceremony


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