LET FREEDOM RING

35th Annual Plant City

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival


January 18 - May 20, 2021

 

LET'S CELEBRATE!

 

WEEKLY UPDATE APRIL 1, 2021

African American Selfie Tour

Visit the 27 historic structures, place, and parks affiliated with African American History

 

*MLK LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST - APRIL 11, 2021*

NEED TICKETS? $35.00 per person

Seating is limited to 4 seats per table and attendance set at 120 persons

Please call Mrs. Crowell 813-763-0870 before April 5th

Location of Breakfast- Trinkle Center, Hillsborough Community College Plant City Campus

7:30 a.m. Sunday April 11, 2021

KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS CYNTHIA DOWNING, COMMANDANT POLK MILITARY INSTITUTE

 

 

*Plant City MLK Parade Saturday April 3rd*

 

PARADE ROSTER -

THE IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE OF PLANT CITY

MLK PARADE LINEUP 2021

 

  1. #1  IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE BANNER
  2. #2 COLOR GUARD
  3. #3 PARADE MARSHAL
  4. #4 PLANT CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
  5. #5 PLANT CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT
  6. #6 HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE
  7. #7 HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE
  8. #8 PLANT CITY MAYOR (RICK LOTT)
  9. #9 VICE MAYOR (NATE KILTON
  10. #10 COMISSIONER (BILL DODSON)
  11. #11 COMMISSIONER (MARY MATHIS)
  12. #12 PLANT CITY MANAGER (CAR) (BILL MCDANIEL)
  13. #13 PUBLIC OFFICIAL
  14. #14 PUBLIC OFFICIAL
  15. #15 STATE ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
  16. #16 PLANT CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (CAR)
  17. #17 COUNTY COMMISSIONER (OVERMAN)
  18. #18 TAX COLLECTOR (CAR & WALKERS)
  19. #19 SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS
  20. #20 COUNTY COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
  21. #21 HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL BOARD CAR
  22. #22 IMPROVEMENT LEAGUE FLOAT/GIRL SCOUTS
  23. #23 RAIDERS LADIES’ QUEST (WALKERS
  24. #24 BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF POLK COUNTY
  25. #25 ZETA’S – PLANT CITY SORORITY
  26. #26 GREGG-ANNE A.M.E CHURCH  (CAR & WALKERS)
  27. #27 A & B - SHAWNDRANA CREATIVE FLORAL DESIGNS (FLOAT & TRUCK, WALKERS) AND GNHAM
  28. #28 LOULU’S DEVINE/WRIGHT CAN PREP CENTER (FLOAT)
  29. #29 SARAH CHAPTER ORDER OF EASTERN STARS (CAR & WALKERS)
  30. #30 KIDS WORLD 9 LLC (CAR)
  31. #31 MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL/JR. HIGH (WALKERS)
  32. #32 AU’BREES FINISHING TOUCH, LLC (CAR)
  33. #33 PLANT CITY PHOTO ARCHIVES & HISTORY CENTER (CAR & WALKERS)
  34. #34 PC AREA  DEMOCRATIC PARTY  (TRUCK & WALKERS W/MUSIC)
  35. #35 TAMPA BAY POSSE CORVETTE CLUB (30 CARS)
  36. #36 BUFFALO SOLDIER MOTORCYCLES
  37. #37 OPEN ENTRY
  38. #38 OPEN ENTRY
  39. #39 GOOD FELLAZ CARS & BIKES "SPEAKERS SHOWCASE"

*VENDOR SPACES ARE FULLY BOOKED*

For Additional Information

Vendor Committee Chair - Henry Johnson 813-545-3362

*PC MLK SPECIAL EDITION CALENDAR OF EVENTS*

MLK PARADE APRIL 3RD 1PM TO 230PM

Through Historic Downtown Plant City

 

MLK "MAKE SOME NOISE" APRIL 3RD 11AM TO 6PM

Food, Vendors and Live Music @ Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center

 

MLK LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST SPECIAL EDITION

SUNDAY APRIL 11TH @ TRINKLE CENTER, HCC PLANT CITY 730AM

 

FLORIDA EMANCIPATION DAY

MAY 20TH @ BING HOUSE MUSEUM 530PM

MOSAIC COMPANY // LAW OFFICES OF TED TAYLOR, PLANT CITY // CITY OF PLANT CITY

 

Community Champion Recipients

Our Champions will be recognized at the 35th Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Leadership Breakfast April 11th

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award - Hampton George & Danny McIntrye

E.L. Bing Teacher of the Year - Michelle Richardson

Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Volunteer of the Year - Ms. Essie Lewis

Jerry Bailey President's Award - M.A.T.E.S.

 

MEDIA LINKS

TAMPA BAY'S ABC NEWS CHANNEL 28 WFTS "Morning Blend"

94.1 FM AND Q105 FM RADIO'S "Tampa Bay's Best MLK Festival"

WILD 94.1 FM "Plant City MLK Parade"

PLANT CITY OBSERVER Coming Soon....


Welcome To Plant City

A Warm "Unity" Welcome...

City of Plant City

Board of County Commissioners

State Representatives/Officials

Federal Representatives

Greater Plant City Chamber

Improvement League Board of Directors

ACTIVITIES

I Have A Dream Speech - Community Edition

Museum Room Dedication

Parade and Street Festival

Leadership Breakfast

College Scholarship Awards

Diversity at the Evers Street BoardWalk

Health Fair

PLANT CITY SELFIE TOUR

Participants will be canvassing all over Plant City getting selfie's with significant structures, places and people in regards to black history.

Plant City Bing Rooming House Museum exists to promote the proud heritage centered around being one of only two National African-American Landmarks currently in Hillsborough County established to serve specifically as a facility for the preservation of African American History.

Heritage, Culture, Education, Legacy

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"Let Freedom Ring!"

Theme for Plant City MLK 2021 - #PCMLK

The Legacy

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., once said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

If there were ever a time of "challenge and controversy" the passing of 2020 and new year of 2021 should be at the forefront for all of us.

Now we stand. The Improvement League of Plant City will be hosting the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival starting January 18, 2021 with signature events rescheduled through May 20, 2021. The Parade and Street Fest will be held on Saturday April 3, 2021 at the Plant City MLK Recreation Complex and MLK Leadership Breakfast will be held on Sunday April 11, 2021 at HCC Trinkle Center. 

This cultural festival is generally held in Plant City during the month of January featuring a variety of family oriented activities. Timed to coincide with the national holiday commemorating the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Festival provides an all-inclusive setting in which citizens of every ethnic background can experience and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the culture of Hillsborough County & West Central Florida.

This year the signature events have been rescheduled out of respect (not fear) of the current pandemic. The health and safety of all citizens is our top priority. Together we will over come and celebrate the legacy and principals of the the late Dr. King. The parade and street festival is being held April 3 which coincides with Easter Weekend and observance of the day Dr. King was assasinated on April 4, 1968.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED?.....Click on the Schedule Tab for Parade, and Vendor.

 

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Tampa Black Heritage Festival

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City of Plant City

Hillsborough School District

Proceeds Benefit

Proceeds for the Plant City MLK Festival benefit the following-

Plant City Bing Rooming House African American Museum

Forensic Science & Language Arts

Community development, and senior citizen outreach.

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