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Harford County celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with special events

Harford County will be celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with two special events next week, including a panel discussion focusing on King’s letter from a Birmingham jail and a breakfast remembering King’s and his wife’s volunteer efforts.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County is hosting a panel discussion on Monday from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 2515 Churchville Road, focusing on the relevance of King’s letter from jail and white Christian nationalism and its threat to democracy.


Along with the panel discussion, there will be a 30-minute Q&A session after the discussion and a presentation on banned books. Guest speakers include Rev. María Uitti McCabe of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, Rev. Marlon Tilghman of AMES United Methodist Church and Rev. Cynthia Owen Jarrold.

People can come in person or visit on Zoom at


The Harford County branch of the NAACP is hosting its second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast on Jan. 21 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Level Fire Station, 3633 Level Village Road in Havre de Grace.

The event celebrates the Kings and honors their volunteer efforts with a service project from the United Way. It includes a children’s book drive.

Also, a signed copy of Tilghman’s book about developing a legacy giving program via the Black church will be part of the event raffle. Harford Community College President Theresa Felder is the keynote speaker. Youth dancers from the Dimensions Dance Center will perform; and one of the NAACP’s officers, Jessika Williams, who has sung backup for Michael Buble, will sing.

Seating is limited and a waitlist is available at Attendees are asked to bring children’s books, which will be donated to CASA of Harford County.