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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021

January 18, 2021, 12:30 p.m.

Stillwater Community United is planning a relay march through Stillwater on Monday, Jan. 18, in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to show support for his dream of racial justice and unity.

The march will begin at Southern Woods Park at 12:30 p.m. A small group of Stillwater Community United group members will march, carrying a banner, to the Stillwater Public Library. The first group will hand the banner off and the second group will walk to the Community Center and pass the banner along. The march will progress in the same manner through downtown, up Duck St., and over to OSU campus, where marchers will hand the banner off to representatives of OSU student body outside the Spears School of Business on Hester St. at approximately 2 p.m. A map of the march route can be viewed here.

The public is invited to watch the march to show support for King's vision. There is space along the 2-mile route for individuals and families to come with signs of support while maintaining safe social distances. The route will pass the historic Washington School, the Stillwater Public Library, Prairie Arts Center, the Stillwater Community Center, Main St. between 7th and 9th, the Sheerar Museum, 1st United Methodist Church, 1st Presbyterian Church, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, and the Campus Corners area on Knoblock. The Stillwater Police Department will provide commemorative face masks to be distributed to individuals along the route, while supplies last. Attendees must already be wearing a face covering to receive one of the commemorative masks. 

The following groups will have representatives marching in the relay: Stillwater Community United, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Islamic Society of Stillwater, Friends of the Stillwater Community Center, Redeemer Church Stillwater, First United Methodist Church Stillwater, Stillwater First Presbyterian Church, Salem Lutheran Church, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Stillwater Christian Missionary Church, OSU Division of Institutional Diversity, and OSU Student Affairs. 

Get more details by reading the press release, or you can call the Library Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x8106 or email StillwaterCommunityUnited@gmail.com.