Programs/Events

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
2015 Martin Luther King Holiday Community Day

Saturday, December 20, 2014 from
10:00 am-11:00 am
First Baptist Church | 101 South Wilmington St., Raleigh

Join us for 2015 Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration Community Day and Volunteer Round-up. We are proud to announce our partnership with United Way of the Greater Triangle and their annual Day of Service in honor of Dr. King. We are proud to announce our partnership with United Way of the Greater Triangle and their annual Day of Service in honor of Dr. King. The 2015 MLK Holiday event will serve as a kick off to engage the community in year long volunteer service projects throughout our region.. Come join us at our Community Day and get more information on how you can give back and volunteer in this great initiative


Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Hotel | Atlanta

The King Center will recognize President Bill Clinton for his extraordinary work with The Clinton Foundation, including his bi-partisan efforts with the Clinton Global Initiative, by presenting him with one of the Center’s highest honors, the Salute to Greatness Award. The award is given during the Annual Salute to Greatness Awards dinner. “The dinner is our primary fundraiser and provides an opportunity for The King Center to recognize an individual and a corporation that reflect excellence in leadership and a commitment to social responsibility in the spirit of my father,” stated King Center CEO, Dr. Bernice A. King.

Information concerning sponsorship opportunities and tickets for the Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner is available on The King Center’s website at www.thekingcenter.org or you may call 404.526.8911 for further details. Also, please reach out to The King Center if you are interested in learning more about our educational and training initiatives.


Summary of the 2015 MLK Holiday Celebration

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wreath Laying Ceremony
January 16, 2015
Memorial Gardens | Raleigh, NC


Monday, January 19

7:15 a.m. – Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
(Free Breakfast from 6-8am only)
Sheraton Imperial Hotel | Research Triangle Park

Keynote Speaker:
We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast is Dr. James H. Johnson, Jr. Dr. Johnson, a social entrepreneur, has spent the past two decades examining and testing strategies for successfully educating children who live in areas of concentrated poverty. Dr. Johnson is the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. [ Read Bio ]


Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial March
March starts at 11am.
Departs from Capitol Building- Downtown Raleigh, Edenton Street side


Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Noon Ecumenical Observance

Keynote Speaker:
We are so pleased to announce the keynote speaker for the Noon Ecumenical Observance in Partnership with Shaw University is the The Reverend Dr. Cathy S. Gilliard, Presiding Bishop of the New York Annual Conference and Senior Minister of Park Avenue United Methodist Church , NY. [ Read Bio ]


5:30 p.m. – Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Evening Musical Celebration
Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts
Featuring National Recording Artist Jakelyn Carr


NATIONAL EVENT
The King Center’s 47th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary | Atlanta

Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, the first female president of Alabama State University, will be the keynote speaker at The King Center’s 47th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service. The Service, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 86th birthday anniversary and the 30th holiday observance in his honor, will be held at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church Horizon Sanctuary on Monday, January 19, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The King Center’s Founder, Coretta Scott King organized the first religious service commemorating Dr. King’s birthday in 1969 with the intention that it would become an annual tradition and the spiritual centerpiece of future observances of Dr. King’s birthday.

For more information, please call (404) 526-8961.


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