(WVLT) - Schools are out and many businesses are closed today as the country honors Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
It's been almost 40 years since the assassination of the civil rights leader.
He's most famous for his "I have a dream" speech, but historians say he was also passionate about more than just segregation.
At the time of his death, he was working to alleviate poverty and end the Vietnam War.
Here's a list of Knoxville events you may attend to celebrate Dr. King's memory:
10:30am - Memorial Parade beginning at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.
Noon - Memorial Service at the Greater Warner A.M.E. Zion Church on Magnolia Avenue.
1-6pm - Dr. King Birthday Celebration at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center
6pm - Holiday Celebration Concert at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium