Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated each year on the third Monday of January in order to honor the revered champion of civil rights.  This year Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will take place on January 19 (2015), and there will be plenty of MLK Day events going on across the country.  Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in King’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia would be one fantastic way to commemorate the social activist.  Washington, DC would also be a great place to visit on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day because DC will have a Martin Luther King, Jr. parade, along with several other MLK Day events.  Find out more below: In Cities across America Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Be a part of MLK’s legacy and volunteer in a neighborhood near you.  The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service offers volunteer opportunities in different parts of the country so that you can easily find a way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. in a nearby town. In Atlanta, Georgia: Salute To Greatness Awards Dinner 2015 This awards dinner celebrates individuals who have followed in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Those who have shown leadership and other qualities displayed by King are honored with the Salute to Greatness Award at this dedicatory dinner.  If you are interested in attending, tickets may be bought prior to the event, which will take place on January 17. The King Center’s 47th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service On January 19, Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary will host a commemorative service for Martin Luther King, Jr.  The first female president of Alabama State University, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, will speak at this event. In Washington, DC: Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade A parade celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. will wind down the streets of DC on January 19.  The Ballou Marching Band will provide music along the way. “I Have a Dream” Speech Reenactment Though the event date has not yet been announced, this speech is planned to occur at the Lincoln Memorial.  Students will deliver King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech and a wreath will be laid at the Lincoln Memorial. Whether you choose to volunteer or to travel to DC or Atlanta, you will be participating in a unique way to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.
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