Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Man and The Dream
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, “I Have a Dream.”

Martin Luther King Day March

Begins January 21, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

Starting Points

Northside – Booker T. Washington Community Center
Captains: Rev. Melvin Fussel
Rev. Horace G. Banks

Eastside – Rosa Jackson Center
Captains: Rev. Alfred Hazel
Rev. Edward Dawson

Starting Points

Westside – Frank Johnson Recreation Center
Captains: Rev. Dwayne Whitehead.
Rev. Clifford Little

Southside – Memorial Gym
Captains: Pastor Lisa M. Watson
Dr. Mary H. Butler

Message of unity, action for 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 2017

Macon-Bibb County community honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 2016

EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Location & Information

May 24, 2019

8 p.m.

Sky Over Macon

Hosted by Museum of Arts and Sciences

Museum of Arts and Sciences

4182 Forsyth Road

Macon, Georgia 31210

For Tickets: www.masmacon.org

 

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Gino Fanelli “Where Detroit Meets New Orleans”

Hosted by RedTail Booking & Management, Gino Fanelli Music and the Society Garden

The Society Garden

2389 Ingleside Avenue

Macon, Georgia 31204

May 25 – May 26, 2019

10 a.m.

4th Annual Memorial Day Float

Hosted by Float Daze

Amerson River Park

2600 Riverview Road

Macon, Georgia 31204

 

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Macon ‘Before I Let Go’ Dance Challenge

Hosted by Epic Urban Show and Pop of Genius Films Georgia

Downtown Macon

Macon, Georgia 31201

May 26, 2019                  

4 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Soul Jam Festival

Presented by the Macon Radio Alliance

$25 Early Bird Tickets (Ends April 15th)

Henderson Stadium

2172 Anthony Road

Macon, Georgia 31204

Purchase tickets at www.maconsouljam.com or call

1-407-449-SOUL (7685)

May 27 – May 29, 2019

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Revival 2019!

Hosted by Greater Lizzieboro Baptist Church

Greater Lizzieboro Baptist Church

1180 Fort Hill Street

Macon, Georgia 31217

May 29, 2019

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Macon Out Own Food Community Meeting

Hosted by Georgia Wellness and Fitness Festival/Conference

249 Monroe Street

Macon, Georgia 31204

June 1, 2019

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Johona’s 13th Annual Community Give Back

Hosted by Johona’s Beauty and Barber Shop

Johona’s Beauty and Barber Shop

1711 Shurling Drive

Macon, Georgia 31217

June 3, 2019

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stageworks Theatre Camp 2019

Presented by the Douglass Theatre

The Douglass Theatre

355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Macon, Georgia 31201

June 7, 2019

8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Kyshona Plays the Garden

Hosted by The Society Garden

The Society Garden

2389 Ingleside Avenue

Macon, Georgia 31204

June 9, 2019

2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Macon Film Guild Presents: “woman at War”

Hosted by Macon Film Guild and The Douglass Theatre

The Douglass Theatre

355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Macon, Georgia 31201

For Tickets: douglasstheatre.myboxoffice.us

 

Date

Time

Event

Location & Information

June 15, 2019

1 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Juneteenth Week Freedom Festival – A Freedom Celebration of Purpose for the People

 

Tattnall Square Park

1155 College Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

June 21, 2019

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Make Music Day Macon

Presented by Make Music Day Macon

Historic Downtown

Macon, Georgia 31201

June 23, 2019

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wounded but Not Defeated

Presented by the Douglass Theatre

The Douglass Theatre

355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

Macon, Georgia 31201

For Tickets: douglasstheatre.myboxoffice.us

July 16-18, 2019

7 p.m.

Citywide Revival

Hosted by New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

New Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

795 Maynard Street

Macon, Georgia 31217

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