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

2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

Location & Information

December 28, 2018

12 Noon

Kwanzaa 2018 in Macon – Ujima, Community Leaders Reception: Making Our Community’s Problems Our Problems and Solving Them Together

Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center

132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive

Macon, Georgia

December 29, 2018

11 a.m.

Kwanzaa 2018 in Macon – Ujamaa, Black Economics Forum

Ruth Hartley Mosley Center

626 Spring Street

Macon, Georgia

December 30, 2018

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Kwanzaa 2018 in Macon – Nia, Celebrates the Spiritual Oneness of Our People: One Community of Positive Culture

Curtis Events Center

2050 Watson Blvd

Warner Robins, Georgia

December 31, 2018

12 noon to   5 p.m.

Kwanzaa 2018 in Macon – Kuumba and Kwanzaa Karamu (Feast) Performing Arts, Historical Explorations, Kwanzaa Ceremony, Food

Little Richard House/Jefferson Long Park – Pleasant Hill

436 Pursley Street

Macon, Georgia

January 1, 2019

All Day

Kwanzaa in Macon 2018 – Imani

Observe at home with family

6 p.m.

Emancipation Proclamation Service

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Richard Robinson

Sponsored by the Evangelical Ministers Alliance

New Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church

795 Maynard Street

Macon, Georgia

January 12, 2019

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition

Sponsored by the Macon-Bibb County Recreation Department and the MLK Commission for info please call (478) 621-6281

Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center

132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive

Macon, Georgia

January 20, 2019

5 p.m.

HBCU Art Series “Fisk Jubilee Singers”

Cost: $20/$25

For more info please call: (478) 742-2000

The Douglass Theatre

355 MLK, JR Blvd

Macon, Georgia

Date

Time

Event

Location & Information

January 20, 2019

6 p.m.

Living the Dream in Worship Service

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Edward Dawson

Sponsored by the Evangelical Ministers Alliance

Unity Baptist Church

3280 Millerfield Road

Macon, Georgia

January 21, 2019

11 a.m.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual City-Wide Memorial March

Greetings at 12 noon

Sponsored by the Evangelical Ministers Alliance

From East, North, South, and West Macon to the Government Center (formerly City Hall)

700 Poplar Street

Macon, Georgia

12:30 p.m.

MLK Climaxing Church Celebration

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Henry Ficklin

Sponsored by the Evangelical Ministers Alliance

Historic Steward Chapel AME Church

887 Forsyth Street

Macon, Georgia

For Program Info

Call Program Coordinator: 478-841-1532

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

90th Memorial Birthday Celebration – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tubman Museum

310 Cherry Street

Macon, Georgia

 January 21, 2019

7:30 a.m.

 The 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Celebration

(sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Planning Committee)

A suggested donation of $6.00 is appreciated, however,
everyone is welcomed regardless of ability to pay.
Group reservations are $50.00 per table for 8. The theme for this event is “Voting Makes a Difference”.
The speaker is Cathy Cox, dean of Mercer University School of Law and former Georgia Secretary of State.

 St. Peter Claver Catholic Church

131 Ward Street, Macon, Georgia  31204

Call (478) 744-0915 for more information.

February 26 & 27, 2019
 Mercer’s 15th Annual Building the Beloved Community Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Claudia May
Associate Professor, Program Director of Reconciliation Studies
Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota
Call or e-mail Trish Dunaway at 475-9506 or trishdunaway3@gmail.com by February 22, 2019

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