New date set for annual Round Rock MLK celebration

Round Rock will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on May 14 at Centennial Plaza after the January event was postponed due to COVID-19. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on May 14 at Centennial Plaza after the January event was postponed due to COVID-19. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on May 14 at Centennial Plaza after the January event was postponed due to COVID-19. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on May 14 after the January event was postponed due to COVID-19.

City officials set this new date for its annual MLK celebration in an April 4 announcement, to be held at Centennial Plaza from 2-3:15 p.m.


With the rescheduling, the event's speaker has changed. While the guest speaker set for the Jan. 15 event was Rev. E. Alan Benson of the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Georgetown, the guest speaker for the May 14 event is Rev. Stephanie Wilkins, head of community outreach and engagement for St. John's Downtown Houston and faith leader partner with the Texas Poor People's Campaign.

Musical group The Levites and the C.D. Fulkes Middle School choir will also give performances at the event.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.