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.”

EVENTS

Date Time Event Location & Information
May 5, 2022 6 p.m.

Scholarship Mentors Program

Contact: June O’Neal (478) 765-8624

Vineville Baptist

2591 Vineville Ave.

Macon, Ga 31204

May 8, 2022 2:00, 5:00, and 7:30 p.m.

The Macon Film Guild “Petite Maman”

$5 admission

(478)742-2000

Douglas Theatre

355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Macon, Ga 31201

May 11, 2022 2:00 p.m.

Senior Cinema “Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”

(478)742-2000

Douglas Theatre

355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Macon, Ga 31201

May 14, 2022 3:00, 8:00 p.m.

“Why Do Fools Fall in Love?”

(478)742-2000

Douglas Theatre

355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Macon, Ga 31201

May 21, 2022 12:55 p.m.

MET Live in HD “Lucia Di Lammermoor”

(478)742-2000

Douglas Theatre

355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Macon, Ga 31201

May 29, 2022 7:00 p.m.

Jazz in the Court featuring “Trombone Love One Love Entertainment”

(478)742-2000

Douglas Theatre

355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Macon, Ga 31201

June 11, 2022 12-5 p.m.

The 16th Annual Pleasant Hill Neighborhood Reunion

Cookout, Entertainment, Historical Tributes, Information

Mattie Hubbard Jones Playground

2nd Avenue and Pursley Street

Macon, Ga

June 11, 2022 7 p.m.

The Douglass Theatre Dancical Productions Event,

Women Hold Up Half the Sky: A Tribute to African American Women

Admission $20 Advance, $25 at the door

(478)742-2000

Douglas Theatre

355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Macon, Ga 31201

June 12-14, 2022 TBA

Macon Black History Van Tours

Departure from Terminal Station

Terminal Station

200 Cherry Street

Macon, Ga 31201

June 16, 2022 TBA Regional Leadership Summit TBA
June 17, 2022 10 a.m.

The Annual Real Talk Hip Hop Summit

 

Douglas Theatre

355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Macon, Ga 31201

June 18, 2022  

30th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival

Treasures of Kuumba Artist Exhibit,

Black Union Soldiers Living History Presentation

Magnificent Sisters of Dance

Tattnall Square Park

1155 College Street

Macon, Ga 31201

June 19, 2022 12:00 p.m.

30th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival

(Day Two)

Percussion Master’s Workshop featuring

Lil’ John Roberts and Mino Cinelu

Tattnall Square Park

1155 College Street

Macon, GA 31201

June 19, 2022 2-9:30 p.m.

30th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival

(Day Two)

Historical Presentations, Exhibits, Interactive Park Activities, and Vendors

 

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