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
January 1, 2020 12 p.m. EMA Annual Emancipation Proclamation Service
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Minnie Hollinsworth
Presented by: Evangelical Ministers Alliance
St. John Baptist Church
910 Key Street
Macon, Georgia 31204
Rev. Ralph Cherry, Pastor
3 p.m. Public Ice Skating
Hosted by Macon Centreplex
Purchase Tickets via Ticketmaster
Macon Centreplex
200 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
January 3, 2020 9 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. First Friday w/ African Americana
Hosted by JBA & African Americana
JBA
499 MLK Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
January 4, 2020 January 4, 2020 Walk with a Doc – Macon, GA
Presented by Bike Walk Macon
Central City Park
115 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Earth Lodge Tours at Ocmulgee
Hosted by Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
1207 Emery Highway
Macon, Georgia 31217
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Public Ice Skating
Presented by Macon Centreplex Tickets $10 via Ticketmaster
Macon Centreplex
200 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
January 7, 2020 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Health Screening Event – Macon, GA
Presented by Soft Scan Imaging
Wingate by Wyndham Macon
100 Northcrest Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31210
January 11, 2020 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Competition
Macon-Bibb County Recreation
Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center
132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Competition
Presented by Macon-Bibb County Recreation
Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center
132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Women Only Conceal Carry Class Macon, GA – Plus Friend Free
Hosted by Women Protection Services, Jesse Fox, Conceal Carry Kings & Fox Instructional Services and Training
Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217 Macon, Tickets by Eventbrite
January 12, 2020 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Pain and Glory
Presented by the Macon Film Guild
The Douglass Theatre
355 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
Free Event
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monthly Community Meeting
Hosted by Daniel George
Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church
2656 Napier Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
January 13, 2020 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Criminal Justice Resource Fair and Record Restriction Event
Hosted by David Cooke, Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney
Tubman Museum
310 Cherry Street
Macon, Georgia 31201Free Event
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monthly Community Meeting
Hosted by Daniel George
Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church
2656 Napier Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
January 14, 2020 9 a.m. Proposal Writing Workshop
Hosted by Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Community Foundation of Central Georgia
577 Mulberry Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
January 15, 2020 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Coffee and Conversation: Maternal Mental Health
Hosted by Circle of Hope for Middle Georgia Moms
Z Beans Coffee
1635 Montpelier Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31201
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Afternoon Business Networking
Hosted by Triumph Networking Team
The Brick Macon
1305 Hardeman Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31201
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Georgia Women January Book Circle
Hosted by Georgia Women
Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health
3351 Northside Drive
Macon, Georgia 31210
January 16, 2020 5 p.m. Volunteer Attorney Recognition Ceremony
Hosted by Middle Georgia Access to Justice
Cowles-Woodruff House
988 Bond Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
January 19, 2020 5 p.m. EMA Annual Living the Dream in Worship Service
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Clifford Little
Presented by: Evangelical Ministers Alliance
Greens Tabernacle Baptist Church
5645 Bloomfield Road
Macon, Georgia 31206
Rev. Clifford Little, Pastor
January 20, 2020 7:30 a.m. 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
Leah Fleming, Guest Speaker
Georgia Public Broadcasting Anchor
NPR’s Morning Edition
Hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Committee
Vineville United Methodist Church
2045 Vineville Avenue
Macon, Georgia
To reserve tables, call: 478-744-0915 $6 Donation at Door
11 a.m. MLK Annual Citywide Memorial March Starting Points:
Northside – Booker T. Washington Ctr. Captains: Rev. Horace Banks Rev. Melvin Fussell
Eastside – Rosa Jackson Ctr. Captains: Rev. Alfred Hazel Rev. Edward Dawson
Westside – Frank Johnson Ctr (Unionville) Captains: Rev. Clifford Little, Other Designees
Southside – Memorial Gym Captains: Rev. Mary H. Butler Rev. Lisa M. Watson
12 p.m. Marchers Converge Government Center
700 Poplar Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
12:30 p.m. EMA Annual MLK Day Climaxing Church Celebration
Keynote Speaker: Rev. Marvin Colbert
Presented by: Evangelical Ministers’ Alliance
Steward Chapel AME Church
887 Forsyth Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
Rev. Lervonia Franklin, Pastor
January 24, 2020 7:30 p.m. Garden Brothers Circus
Hosted by Macon Centreplex
Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster
Macon Centreplex
200 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
January 25, 2020 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community Resource Fair
Hosted by Carter Strategies, LLC
St. James AME Church
4416 Bloomfield Road
Macon, Georgia 31206
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Step by Step Community Prayer Walk
Hosted by Prophetess Chakeva Harris Norman
Central City Park
115 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
8 p.m. Tubman Museum 24th Annual Concert and Ball
Hosted by Ms. Monét Get tickets here
Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center
240 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
January 26, 2020 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. All My Sons
Presented by NT Live
For Tickets
The Douglass Theatre
355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Macon, GA 31201
January 27, 2020 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Learn the Skills to Defeat Scammers
Hosted by Middle Georgia Regional Library
Speaker: Karen Collier, MBA, CPA
Middle Georgia Regional Library – Riverside Branch
110 Holiday Drive North
Macon, Georgia 31210
January 28, 2020 12 p.m. Famous Mikes of Macon: January Networking Lunch
Hosted by Let’s Connect Middle Georgia
Famous Mikes of Macon
524 Poplar Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. On the Table Macon Survey Data Release Grant & Announcement
Hosted by the Community Foundation of Central Georgia
Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center
132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
January 30, 2020 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Business Character Matters
Hosted by Derrick Jordan
The Little Richard House Resource Center
416 Craft Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m Macon Sense: Faith Speaks
Hosted by Highland Hills Baptist Church
Historic Macon Foundation
338 Poplar Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
January 31, 2020 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. What the Health Movie Screening
Hosted by U Create Macon & Middle Georgia USA Health Save
Central City Park
115 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Mad About Chamber Music II: Dr. Douglass Hill, conductor
Hosted by Townsend School of Music
Townsend School of Music
1329 Adams Street
Macon, Georgia 31207
February 1, 2020 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Black History Month Ranger Program – Slavery: Foundation for a New Nation
Hosted by Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park
1207 Emery Highway
Macon, Georgia 31217
7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Save Your Heart Health Fair
Presented by Navicent Health
Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Dr.
Macon, Georgia 31206
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Black History Month Ranger Program – Slavery: Foundation for a New Nation
Hosted by Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park
1207 Emery Highway
Macon, Georgia 31217
5 p.m. Sip, Snack & Shop
Hosted by Style Me Beautiful Boutique
Style Me Beautiful Boutique
3952 Vinson Robeson Drive
Macon, Georgia 31204
5 p.m. – 9 p.m. 4th Annual Red Dress/Red Tie Party – Teen Dating Violence & Awareness Event
Presented by the Southern Center for Choice Theory, LLC
The Southern Center Choice for Theory, LLC
411 Holt Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Joshua’s Birthday Bash for a Cure
Hosted by Joshua’s Wish
Anderson Conference Center
5171 Eisenhower Pkwy
Macon, Georgia 31206
February 2, 2020 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Groundhog Day Hike
Hosted by Brown’s Mount
Brown’s Mount
Joe Brown Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
3 p.m. Kinky Boots
Presented by NT Live
The Douglass Theatre
355 MLK Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
February 6, 2020 7 p.m. CollegeTown Film Series:
Enlightenment Guaranteed
Presented by the Douglass Theatre
The Douglass Theatre
355 MLK Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
February 7, 2020 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Pink Goes Red Line Dance Event
Hosted by Epsilon Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Rosa Jackson Recreation Center
1211 Maynard Street
Macon, Georgia 31217
February 8, 2020 6 p.m. 10th Annual Jimmy L. Mills Jr. Choral Heritage Festival
Hosted by the Douglass Theatre
The Douglass Theatre
355 MLK Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
February 9, 2020 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Waves
Presented by Macon Film Guild
The Douglass Theatre
355 MLK Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
February 10, 2020 8:30 a.m. 7 p.m Mercer University’s 16th Annual Building the Beloved Community Symposium – Theme: Reconciliation Rooted in Justice Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil Mercer University
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, Georgia 31207
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monthly Community Meeting
Hosted by Daniel George & Westside Neighbors United
Greater Zion Hill Baptist Church
2656 Napier Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
February 12, 2020 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Troop Zero
Hosted by the Douglass Theatre
The Douglass Theatre
355 MLK Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Seniors Annual Valentine’s Ball
Hosted by Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center
Elaine H. Lucas Senior Center
132 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Jazz Night in the Lounge with Ike Stubblefield
Hosted by the Society Garden
The Society Garden
2389 Ingleside Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
February 13, 2020 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. State of the Community
Presented by Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce Tickets:www.maconchamber.com
Macon Marriott City Center
240 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Macon Sense: Faith Speaks
Hosted by Highland Hills Baptist Church
Historic Macon Foundation
338 Poplar Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
February 14, 2020 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Black History Month Film Series: Queen & Slim
Presented by Cox Communications
The Douglass Theatre
355 MLK Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
February 17, 2020 3 p.m. Charles Henry Douglass Birthday Celebration
Hosted by the Douglass Theatre Free Event
The Douglass Theatre
355 MLK Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
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