Each year we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a series
of events held throughout the month of January. Join hands with your Carolina community
to honor Dr. King’s life and to work together to help others.
Annual MLK Events
Each year, we remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a slate of annual
events plus special seminars and other learning experiences that continue to spread
his vision and work.
Please join the South Carolina NAACP, Leadership and Service Center representatives,
and hundreds of Columbia community members for the annual march to the South Carolina
State House. Those wishing to join the March should line up at Washington and Gadsden
Streets in downtown Columbia at 9:15 a.m.
Jan. 20: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich-Making Competition
The Arc of South Carolina, the Best Buddies organization, and the Leadership and Service
Center have collaborated for a third year to bring a unique opportunity for students
to get involved. On Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Russell House Ballroom,
students can drop in to take part in a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich-Making Competition.
Participants have the chance to win some prizes! All PB&J's made during the four
hours will be brought to the 153 Project, a local organization that feeds many people
in need every Wednesday night at Finlay Park.
Jan. 20-24: Gamecock Pantry Goods Drive
Food items: rice, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, pasta sauce, cereals, pasta, Pop Tarts
(toaster patry), snacks, and granola bars.
Travel-sized toiletries and school supplies: shampoo, toothpaste, feminine products,
deodorant, toilet paper, pens, and notebooks.
Items can be dropped off in the Leadership & Service Center (Russell House 227) or
the Gamecock Pantry (McBryde Quadrangle A).
Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.