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The following activities are planned to take place in Mooresville in observance of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The 2020 theme is The Urgency of Equity: When Equality is Not Enough.

Friday, Jan. 17

“A Walk Through History”

When: 6-8 p.m.

The Winnie Hooper After School Program will present a unique look into African-American history. Interact with the students who will be dressed in character of major historical figures- including one that Mooresville is proud to call its own! No registration or ticket is needed for this event. The event will be held at the Mooresville art depot in downtown Mooresville. 

Saturday, Jan. 18

Cemetery Cleanup Project (adjacent to Green Acres Cemetery)

When: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

The Town of Mooresville Parks & Recreation invites you to participate in a community cleanup of the cemetery adjacent to Green Acres Cemetery. The Town of Mooresville purchased the parcel from the Watkins Chapel AME Zion Church, the oldest African-American Church in Mooresville. Up to 20 people are needed to help remove litter and clear vegetative debris. All equipment and gloves will be provided by Park Services. Participants 14 years and younger are to be accompanied by an adult. Sign up at:

Saturday, Jan. 18

A giving opportunity for Maidens & Matrons Boutique and Old Mill Ministries, 737 Oakridge Farm Highway, Mooresville

When: 8-10 a.m.

Maidens and Matrons Boutique is a branch of Old Mill Ministries that operates out of Freedom Christian Center. The boutique provides women in need, based on availability, 2 bras, 3-4 pair of panties and a variety package of feminine hygiene products. This project will also benefit Old Mill Ministries and participants will help with the community breakfast, sorting clothes, and making hygiene bags. To learn more about Maidens and Matrons Boutique visit We ask participants 14 years and younger to be accompanied by an adult. Sign up at

Monday, Jan. 20

MLK Jr. Unity Walk

When: 7:30 a.m.

The walk will be start and end outside of the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. Posters are encouraged. No registration or ticket is needed for this event.

Monday, Jan. 20

MLK Jr. Celebration Breakfast (THIS IS ALREADY SOLD OUT)

When: 8:15 a.m.

Held at The Charles Mack Citizen Center, the keynote speaker will be Dr. Yolanda Wilson of York Technical College. She is an experience community college administrator, conference presenter, wife and mother. Other program highlights include the Mooresville High School student choir and recitals from the Mooresville Graded School District students.

Monday, Jan. 20

‘Justice for All’ — A community play

When: 10:15 a.m.

Join us in the Joe Knox Auditorium, inside The Charles Mack Citizen Center, and learn about the Greensboro Four. The play was written and directed by Pastor Jeffrey Wallace of Living Water Ministry.

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