Dr. Russell Wigginton, president of the National Civil Rights Museum, delivers remarks at the Earl Lloyd Sports Legacy Symposium held at the FedExForum. (right) The National Civil Rights was abuzz with visitors on the observance of MLK Day 2022. (Photos: Tyrone P. Easley/The New Tri-State Defender)

The 2022 observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day produced myriad images as Memphis-area residents and visitors honored Dr. King and engaged in service activities in the spirit of his life and legacy.

Deborah Manning Thomas helps set the musical context at Monumental Baptist Church for this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday/holiday observance. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley/The New Tri-State Defender)

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Lunch Bag Giveback was hosted by the Miller Girls at Joe Ford Funeral Home at 1616 Winchester in Whitehaven. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley/The New Tri-State Defender)

 

The annual MLK Day Earl Lloyd Sports symposium is a partnership involving the Memphis Grizzlies, the National Civil Rights Museum and the Hyde Foundation. Former NBA stars Muggsy Bogues and Allan Houston were award recipients, along with Elvin Hayes (who was not able to attend). Symposium participants (l-r) Brevin Knight, Grizzlies commentator; Bogues; Houston and Pete Pranika, Grizzlies play-by-play announcer. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)

 

Angie Stone, Carla Thomas and Wendy Moten performed at FedExForum during halftime of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration game. (Photo: Warren Roseborough/The New Tri-State Defender)
The LeMoyne-Owen College Memphis Alumni Association held its 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observance on campus at the Little Theatre. The day included this check presentation to LOC President Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley/The New Tri-State Defender)

GALLERY: MLK DAY 2022