The city of Corpus Christi will recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with many activities geared toward social justice. Here are three events happening Monday, January 17, 2022, in Corpus Christi.

36th Annual MLK Commemorative March & Radical Justice Reform

Nueces County Courthouse at 11 am

The annual MLK Commemorative March will be organized by partnering programs from the Chapter and YWCA Corpus Christi in the Central Jury Room of the Nueces County Courthouse. Starting at 11 a.m., YWCA will host its annual Racial Justice Forum that is open for the public to attend.

The 36th Annual MLK Commemorative March will begin at 12 p.m. at the same location with a brief program. The march will then proceed to the Church of the Good Shepherd, where another program featuring various community leaders will be held.

Remembering Icons: Martin Luther King Jr.

Corpus Christi Science and History Musem  from 10 am- 5 pm

Join the Museum in honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History will host Remembering Icons: Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 17, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional Event Details:
- General Admission
- FREE for Members + 2 & Under
- “Analyzing the Dream” Presentations
- “I Have a Dream” Journal Activity
- “Remembering Icons” Exhibit Display
- Speeches by Dr. King in McGregor Theater
- Planetarium & Science Shows
- Museum LIVE! Interactive Theater

Blaxplotionation Film Fest Kickoff

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi from 3- 7 pm

In the 1970s, in the shadows of the Black Civil Rights Movement, a genre of film – commonly referred to as Blaxploitation – rose in popularity throughout the United States. For the first time, feature films starred Black-majority casts and were guided by the vision of Black directors and scriptwriters.

The Corpus Christi chapter of the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE-CC) looks forward to celebrating five of the most popular Blaxploitation films beginning on MLK Day, January 17, 2022, at 4 p.m., and every Saturday at 5 p.m. during Black History Month in February. All films will be screened at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Join us to mix and mingle at 3 pm with Shaft immediately following starting at 4 pm. Tickets for the January kick-off screening of “Shaft” are $25 and include an appetizer, drink, and popcorn for each guest. Seating is limited for this event. Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite or in person.

Additional information, including registration links, can be found by visiting the Corpus Christi Alumnae Chapter’s Facebook page at