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

February 22, 2020

2 p.m.

Black History Month Ranger Programs at Ocmulgee

Presented by Ocmulgee Mounds National Park

Ocmulgee Mounds National Park

1207 Emery Hwy

Macon, Georgia 31217

 

7 p.m.

Black History Month Film Series: Harriet

Hosted by The Douglass Theatre

The Douglass Theatre

355 MLK Jr. Blvd

Macon, Georgia 31201

 

8 p.m.

The Tams

Hosted by American Legion Post 3

American Legion Post 3

5530 Thomaston Road

Macon, Georgia 31220

February 23, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

West African Day

Hosted by St. Paul AME Church

St. Paul AME Church

2501 Shurling Drive

Macon, Georgia 31211

 

4 p.m.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Hosted by Midtown Events

Midtown Events

743 Walnut Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

 

7 p.m.

2nd
Annual Miss Beauty of the South: Shades of Blue – Honoring Ebon’ee Sherry

Hosted by The Douglass Theatre

The Douglass Theatre

355 MLK Jr. Blvd

Macon, Georgia 31201

February 25, 2020

5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Fat Tuesday Second Line and Concert with Reggie Trombone Love

Hosted by The Society Garden

The Society Garden

2389 Ingleside Avenue

Macon, Georgia 31204

 

 

Big Fat Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters Heart of Georgia & Kudzu Seafood Company

Kudzu Seafood Company

512 Poplar Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

 

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Mardi Gras Party featuring Miss Keela’s Rhythmic Jazz

Presented by Travis Jean Emporium

Travis Jean Emporium

522 Cherry Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

February 26, 2020

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Black History Month: A Celebration of Historical People Program

Hosted by Conny Carter Elementary School

Sonny Carter Elementary School

5910 Zebulon Road

Macon, Georgia 31210

February 28, 2020

5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

16th Annual Bunko for Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Presented by United in Pink

Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center

200 Coliseum Drive

Macon, Georgia 31217

 

6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Black History Program

Royal Elan Performing Arts Center

Royal Elan Performing Arts Center

3589 Houston Avenue

Macon, Georgia 31206

 

7 p.m.

Black Film History Month Series: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Hosted by The Douglass Theatre

The Douglass Theatre

355 MLK Jr. Blvd

Macon, Georgia 31201

 

 

Dreamgirls

Hosted by Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House

651 Mulberry Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

February 29, 2020

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Free Healthy Heart Screening

Presented by Coliseum Medical Centers

Coliseum Medical Centers

350 Hospital Drive

Macon, Georgia 31217

 

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Young Women Empowered Summit

Hosted by L.H. Williams Recreation Center

L.H. Williams Recreation Center

325 Pursley Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

 

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Budget Workshop 2020

Presented by Achieving Legacy

LoftE

473 Hawthorne Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

 

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Vision Board Day Party

Hosted by Overtyme Bar & Grill

Tickets: $25

Overtyme Bar & Grill

2455 Pio Nono Avenue

Macon, Georgia 31206

 

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Black History Sip and Paint Family and Friends

Hosted by Tiara Groce Sip N Paint

House of X-Art Gallery

408 Third Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

 

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Ruth Hartley Mosley: Celebrating A Legend, Preserving a Legacy

Hosted by Visionary Connections

The Ruth Hartley Mosley Women’s Center

626 Spring Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

March 4, 2020

7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Sip & Paint: 90’s Kickback

Hosted by Tiara Groce Sip N Paint

Tickets: $15

Overtyme Bar & Grill

2455 Pio Nono Avenue

Macon, Georgia 31206

March 6, 2020

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Seuss on the Loose in Downtown Macon

Hosted by Newtown Macon, Macon 365, United Way of Central Georgia, Downtown Macon Community Association and Middle Georgia Regional Library

Dunlap Park (Third Street Park)

Macon, Georgia 31201


Free Book Giveaway | Seuss-themed crafts & Games | Costume Contest | Birthday Cake

 

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

March First Friday Garage Meet

Hosted by Newtown Macon, Macon 365 and B3

The Douglass Theatre

355 MLK Jr. Blvd

Macon, Georgia 31201

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Church Secrets

Presented by The Douglass Theatre

The Douglass Theatre

355 MLK Jr. Blvd

>Macon, Georgia 31201

>March 7, 2020

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Community Park Clean-up Day 2020

Hosted by Macon-Bibb County Recreation

Central City Park; King’s Park; Lynmore Estates Park; Murphey Park & Sarah Willis Park

To Register: Click Here

4 p.m.

March on Macon 2020

Hosted by Macon Unity, Georgia Equality, New Georgia Project & Georgia Women

Coleman Hill

285 Spring Street

Macon, Georgia 31201

March 8, 2020

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Clockwork Comedy Showcase

Hosted by the Society Garden

Free Event

The Society Garden

2389 Ingleside Avenue

Macon, Georgia 31204

March 13, 2020 7 p.m. Wounded but Not Defeated
Presented by Jackson Entertainment Group
The Douglass Theatre
355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
March 14, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Spring Cleanup Day Bartlett Crossing & Cherokee Heights Neighborhoods
Hosted by Manna Ministries, Inc.
Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church
1180 Bartlett Street
Macon, Georgia 31204
9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Shamrock ‘N’ Ride: Scavenger Hunt
Hosted by Bike Walk Macon
Bike Walk Macon
338 Poplar Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Shoot Film Not Guns
Hosted by U Create Macon & The Playground – Kids Film and Makers Festival
U Create Macon
2000 Third Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31204
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 1st Annual Middle GA Talent Showcase & Network Mixer
Hosted by The Douglass Theatre
The Douglass Theatre
355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Macon, Georgia 31201
March 15, 2020 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 2020 Nutrition Summit
Hosted by The Healthy Grocery Store
The Wellness Center, Navicent Health
3797 Northside Drive
Macon, Georgia 31210
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Present Laughter
Hosted by The Douglass Theatre
The Douglass Theatre
355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
March 18, 2020 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Good Morning Macon: Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
The Douglass Theatre
355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
March 19, 2020 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bingo Game Night
Hosted by Rosa Jackson Center
Rosa Jackson Center
1211 Maynard Street
Macon, Georgia 31217
March 20, 2020 8 p.m. Who is Jill Scott? 20th Anniversary Tour
Presented by Moonchild
Macon City Auditorium
415 First Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
March 21, 2020 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reading Rocks
Presented by Macon Bibb County Recreation
Macon Bibb County Recreation
150 Willie Smokie Glover Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
March 26, 2020 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. IHeart Radio Macon Career Fair
Hosted by Q106.3
Q106.3
7080 Industrial Hwy
Macon, Georgia 31216
March 27, 2020 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Women’s History Month Luncheon
Hosted by Tubman Museum Tickets: $22
Tubman Museum
310 Cherry Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Movie in the Park
Hosted by Macon Bibb County Recreation
Tattnall Square Park
1155 College Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
March 28, 2020 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Best of Both Worlds – Basketball Tournament Series
Hosted by Rosa Jackson Center
Rosa Jackson Center
1211 Maynard Street
Macon, Georgia 31217
March 29, 2020 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Paint Party at Pin Strikes
Yaymaker Macon, GA & Pin Strikes Macon
Pin Strikes Macon
4318 Sheraton Drive
Macon, Georgia 31201
April 6, 2020 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Macon-Bibb Mayoral Candidates Forum
Hosted by Georgia Women & Macon GA Chapter of The Links, Incorporated
The Douglass Theatre
355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Macon, Georgia 31201
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