Unity Group of Chattanooga schedules 10-day M.L. King Jr. celebration

Members of the Howard School marching band walk past a mural of Martin Luther King Jr. while lining up for a memorial parade and march along M.L. King Boulevard.

The Unity Group of Chattanooga has scheduled a 10-day commemoration of the life of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Here are highlights of the schedule. Get complete details on the group's Facebook page.

* Saturday, Jan. 12: "The 21st Century Fight by African-American Native Americans Against Racism & Apartheid in Indian Country," by Cherokee Freedmen President Marilyn Vann of Oklahoma, 1 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship, 1326 N. Moore Road.

* Sunday, Jan 13: M.L. King Gospel Concert, with Chozen, OBC Mass Choir, Spiritual Highlights, Inspirational Praise Choir, Hawkinsville Male Chorus, Tucker Baptist Mass Choir and Jeff C Celebration Praise Team, 5 p.m. at Greater Tucker Baptist Church, 1115 N. Moore Road.

* Monday, Jan. 14: "Honoring Black Power 'Poppa' Willie Ricks" and "Remembering M.L. King as a Political Prisoner," 6 p.m. at Eastdale Village Community United Methodist Church, 1403 Tunnel Blvd.

* Tuesday, Jan. 15: "Community Control Now! On the Road to Liberation," sponsored by Concerned Citizens for Justice, 6 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2000 Walker St.

* Thursday, Jan. 17: "The Need for a Third Political Party," 6 p.m. at Eastdale Village Community United Methodist Church, 1403 Tunnel Blvd.

* Friday, Jan. 18: "The State of Tennessee: A New Normal Revisited," 6 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church, 4001 Hughes Ave.

* Saturday, Jan. 19: Annual Prayer Breakfast, featuring Daryl Arnold of Overcoming Believers Church in Knoxville, 9 a.m. at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 2305 E. Third St. $25.

* Sunday, Jan. 20: M.L. King Birthday Party, 4 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd.

* Monday, Jan. 21: M.L. King March & Parade, 4 p.m.; assembling at 3:30 p.m. at 736 E. M.L. King Blvd. (at Peeples Street) and marching less than a mile to Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Followed by program at the Tivoli, "Now Is the Time To Act," by Lance Watson of St. Paul's Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia.