Dreamfest Remembers Martin Luther King Jr


Cary, NC -It’s been 45 years since the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.  On Monday Jan 20, 2014 his life and work will be marked by a group of events under the name Dreamfest.

Dreamfest in Cary – Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

For many people the holiday is marked by volunteering in their communities in a day of service.

Here’s a listing of Dreamfest events that help us remember and continue the work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Women of Action Gathering

Join the 4th Annual WFWP Gathering of organizations and businesses fostering positive partnerships and relationships. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Gloria Ward Wright, will share her story “From the Back of the Line.” As a youth, Dr. Wright marched with Dr. King and was arrested during the Albany movement. Also hear testimonies from other role models “Leading and Living Their Destiny.”

Women of Action Gathering
Friday January 17, 2014 – 7:00pm

Page Walker Arts & History Center
119 Ambassador Loop
Downtown Cary, NC

Free event.

Day of Service

MLK, Jr. advocated the power of community service. The Dreamfest Day of Service is a great way to give back to your community. Volunteers will perform a variety of hands-on tasks to help maintain and beautify the area around Middle Creek Community Center. Please be prepared to get dirty! Coordinated by the Town of Cary Spruce program.

Day of Service
Monday January 20, 2014
10:00 am- noon or 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Middle Creek Community Center
Middle Creek Park Avenue
Cary, NC

Registration is required. Call (919) 469-4301 or email sarah.justice@townofcary.org for quick and easy registration, or for additional details. All ages are welcome to participate. Volunteers under 15 must have adult supervision.

Dream of Democracy March 2014

Cary Residents are invited to join other Triangle residents at the 33rd Annual MLK, Jr. Commemorative March in downtown Raleigh. As part of Dreamfest, roundtrip transportation will be offered from Cary; departure is at 10 a.m. from Town Hall, 316 N. Academy Street.

Dream of Democracy March
Downtown Raleigh, NC

Monday January 20, 2014
Departs 10 AM from Cary Town Hall

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 919 460-4963.

Train to Greensboro

Greensboro, NC has become synonymous with non-violent protest and civil rights. In 1960, four students from NC A&T sat down at the “whites only” lunch counter at the Woolworth store in Greenboro.  Within less than a week, 300 people had joined to protest. Within six months, Woolworth and other stores had desegregated.

As part of Dreamfest, depart from the train depot in downtown Cary to Greensboro’s International Civil Rights Center & Museum for a guided tour of North Carolina’s role in the Civil Rights movement. Train and museum tickets must be purchased separately; it’s recommended to purchase in advance.

Train to Greensboro
February 8, 2014

Cary Amtrak Train Depot
211 N Harrison Ave.
Cary, NC

More info: Town of Cary