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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist who had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among his many efforts, King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Through his activism and inspirational speeches, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African American leaders in history. (source: https://www.biography.com/activist/martin-luther-king-jr)
Location: The King Center 449 Auburn Avenue, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30312
The annual King Holiday Observance is a time that we celebrate, commemorate and honor the life, legacy and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Global citizens will have unique opportunities to learn and unite in celebration of Dr. King’s groundbreaking work and Mrs. Coretta Scott King’s powerful continuation and formal institutionalization of that work through a variety of engaging events hosted by The King Center leading up to The King Holiday on January 15th, 2024.
January 9th, 5:30-8:30pm
The Kick-Off Reception is the opening event for the 2024 King Holiday Observance and is an invitation to the public to join us in celebrating and commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All are invited to this gathering and celebration of the 2024 King Holiday Observance.
January 10-11, 10am-4pm
The 2024 Beloved Community Global Summit, happening virtually Wednesday, January 10 – Thursday, January 11 as a part of our 2024 King Holiday MLK Day Observance, reflects our vision and launches our work for the calendar year.
The Summit, which will stream on The King Center’s social media platforms as well as here on our website, will challenge those who join across the globe to think higher, love deeper, and commit to the multi-faceted work of creating the Beloved Community. This year, the challenge will be lifted in conjunction with exploring the 2024 King Holiday Observance theme, It Starts with Me: Shifting the Cultural Climate Through the Study and Practice of Kingian Nonviolence.
The Beloved Community Awards will take place in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Centennial Ballroom, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Councilman Alexander to host MLK Service
Join Stockbridge Councilman District 5 Councilman Elton Alexander on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 9 am to 11 am for his MLK Jr. Day of Service Community Cleanup. Park at the Walmart Parking Lot located at 1400 Hudson Bridge Road in Stockbridge, Georgia
January 15th, 10am-4pm
Location: Atlanta History Center
Join us as we commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and explore the historical significance of the church as a cornerstone of the Atlanta community.
January 11-Jan 15
Throughout January, 2024, thousands of Atlantans will come alive and unite in service to celebrate the King Holiday. Hands On Atlanta mobilizes more than 3,000 volunteers in service to local communities, schools and nonprofits as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
January 15, 12PM
Monday, January 15th, 2024, at 12:00 noon in Historic Jonesboro. Line up to begin at 10am at Government Circle. Please contact email@example.com for an entry form.
Hosea Helps: Martin Luther King Day Drive-Thru Celebration
January 15 12pm-4pm
Hosea Helps will be giving away FREE food boxes and fresh produce to families! MUST pre-register to attend! Monday, January 15, 12pm – 4pm at Hosea Helps Headquarters (2545 Forrest Hills Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30015). Register Here: https://4hosea.org/