As the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gain more resonance and importance in the current political climate, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California (SCLC-SC) has extended their King Legacy Week into a month of events leading up to their 37th Annual MLK Gala which takes place Sunday, January 19, 2020.
The 27th Annual MLK Walk-A-Thon, “Celebrating the Pursuit of Unity,” will take place on Monday, January 20, 2020, with a clear focus on “inclusivity” which is underscored by the City of Riverside's three remaining pillars: diversity, pride, and community. According to co-chair, Robert Earl Bogan Sr., the MLK Walk-A-Thon's 2020 committee plans to expand its scope with the destination of the walk-a-thon being a Riverside premier event.
For over 50 years, the Ebony Fashion Fair® traveling runway show trailblazed contemporary black fashion and beauty, permanently transforming American history on the catwalk. By touring across North America and featuring new black designers and models, including supermodels Pat Cleveland and B. Smith, Fashion Fair® introduced an aspect of black culture that had never been highlighted on such a grand scale.