The annual Northeast Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration program, following the theme "The Color of Love," will be at Riceland Hall in Fowler Center, immediately following the parade.
The keynote address will be presented by Rev. Kurbe Newsom, pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church and president of the Craighead County NAACP chapter.
Chancellor Kelly Damphousse will bring greetings on behalf of the university, and several A-State student organizations will participate in the celebration.
Others on the program include State Sen. John Cooper, Rev. Dr. Charles Coleman, Rev. Kenneth Thomas, Dr. Evette Allen, students from MLK College Prep High School, and the MLK Singers.