Organizers of the 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday will announce details of the celebration at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Hilton Garden Inn at Little Rock.

The press conference will also unveil the role of Springdale’s Ronnie Floyd, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, in the celebration.

Arkansans are invited to attend the Inaugural MLK Holiday Exclusive Jan. 9-15. The year 2018 also marks 50 years after King’s assassination and the first time Arkansas will join the majority of the nation by honoring the Civil Rights legend exclusively on the federal holiday named for him, according to a news release.

The Arkansas MLK50 Faith-based Commemoration Coalition anchor partners include the Arkansas NAACP, Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, the Original Kingfest, and The College of Aspiring Artists.

“The public is invited to join us at the press conference and stand with Arkansas’ leaders as we announce and engage activities of the coalition which includes the release of the MLK Bible, the theme, keynote speakers and plans detailing how Arkansas will lead from the Delta to DC during this historic moment in our state and nation,” according to the release.

Call 501-376-7399 to RSVP and attend the press conference. Details: Rev. Arthur Hunt Jr., D.D., or 870-623-8179.