Here are a few upcoming King events:
- The Black Ministerial Alliance of Des Moines will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Breakfast at 9 a.m. Jan. 12 at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, 1338 9th St in Des Moines. Rev. Bobby Young is pastor and vice-president of the alliance. Guest speaker is Rev. Curtis De Vance, pastor of Burns United Methodist Church. A $10 donation is requested.
- The NAACP’s Youth Council will host its 4th annual King Legacy Program at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at King of Kings Baptist Church, 619 S.E. 15th St. The speaker is Quinnetta Claytor, a sophomore at the University of Iowa. The event also includes the Maple Street Baptist Church Youth Choir, a preview of the 2008 ACT-SO competition and the Roosevelt High School Step Team.
- The alliance and the Des Moines branch of the NAACP will hold a King community celebration service at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Union Missionary Baptist Church, 1200 McCormick St. Rev. Henry Thomas is pastor. Guest speaker is Rev. Keith Ratliff, Sr., pastor of Maple Street Missionary Baptist Church, president of the Iowa Nebraska NAACP and a national board member of the NAACP.