Musical concert: His Light Still Shines: A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place at 7 p.m. at Royal Missionary Baptist Church, 4761 Luella Ave., North Charleston. Tickets are required for entry and are available in person at the North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at City Hall or Royal Missionary Baptist Church. Limit: Four tickets per request.

Gathering: The third annual From Boyz to Gentlemen: Raising Successful Sons in the 21st Century will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the West Ashley High School auditorium, 4060 W. Wildcat Blvd.


Tri-County Ecumenical Service: The service starts at 4 p.m. at Morris Street Baptist Church, 25 Morris St. The keynote speaker is Rep. Jim Clyburn. The Harvey Gantt Triumph Award will be presented posthumously to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. Patrick Kennedy will accept on behalf of his father.


MLK Holiday Parade: Starts at 11 a.m. at Burke High School, 244 President St. in Charleston. Parade route: East on Fishburne Street, north on Ashley Avenue, east on Sumter Street, south on King Street and east on Calhoun Street.

College of Charleston: Students, faculty and staff will participate in the MLK Day of Service. Participants will meet in Cougar Mall at 8 a.m. Registration is required. Contact John Bello-Ogunu at or visit

MLK Day Build: Sea Island Habitat marks its ninth annual Martin Luther King Day Build, when 50 volunteers and staff members frame a three-bedroom house on James Island for a low-income working family. Visit or call 768-0998.

Youth Speak Out: Youths gather at the YWCA for a discussion about Martin Luther King and civil rights against the backdrop of current events at 12:30 p.m. at 106 Coming St.

MLK RALLY: The Rev. Jesse Jackson will lead a rally at 6 p.m. at the International Longshoremen's Association Hall, 1142 Morrison Drive, to call attention to the fight against social injustice and poverty. His Rainbow PUSH Coalition will announce a 10-point plan to make the South better.

King Day at the dome: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be the featured speaker at the NAACP's annual King Day at the Dome march and rally at the Statehouse in Columbia. The march starts after an 8:30 a.m. service at Zion Baptist Church, 801 Washington St. Speakers will begin after marchers reach the Statehouse.


Professional Breakfast: The MLK Business & Professional Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. in the Exhibition Hall at the Gaillard Auditorium. The keynote speaker will be Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson. Tickets are $30. 722-1644.


College of Charleston: Civil rights activist Bob Zellner will present "The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement" at 7 p.m. in the Stern Center Ballroom. Zellner will tell the story of his journey from son and grandson of Klansmen to field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Jan. 21

Call to Action: A Gospel Concert Raising Awareness and Action starts at 5 p.m. at Royal Baptist Church, 4761 Luella Ave., North Charleston.