Each and every year, V-103 celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We also acknowledge the continued journey of civil equality for African Americans and other races in the United States and abroad. On Monday, January 21, 2013, we will be all over the ATL remembering Dr. King and doing our part in taking his vision From the Dream to the Reality!
It all kicks off at 6AM, as the Ryan Cameron Morning Show broadcasts live from the annual MLK Service at Ebeneezer Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue. Also, throughout the day, our very own, Jean Ross, will check-in live from the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. Then, at 2pm, V-103 will broadcast live from the annual King Day Parade. It’s a march of social change from Auburn Avenue to Peachtree! For more details regarding the King Day Service and the march, visit www.mlkmarchaaar.org.
We look forward to sharing this historic day with you! If you can’t make it to where we are, have no fear! We’ve found a few other celebratory events around the city that may be closer to you. All listed events are free, open to the public and run from Wednesday, January 16th thru Monday, January 21st:
Alliance Theatre’s MLK Day Performances - Celebrate the MLK Day holiday by experiencing powerful theatrical presentations that focus on the worth of an individual’s life and the meaningful contributions they make as part of a community. It all takes place on Monday, January 21st from 1:00pm & 3:00pm at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Auditorium. For free tickets, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 404-733-4749.
Atlanta History Center – The Atlanta History Center will be offering free admission on Monday, January 21, 2013 in celebration of MLK Day. The free admission ticket will include access to all parts of the museum including: the Swan House, the Smith Family Farm, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and all 22 acres of gardens and trails. Museum hours are from 10:00am - 5:30pm. Visit www.atlantahistorycenter.com for more details.
“Dear Dr. King” at the Alliance Theatre – The Alliance Theatre, in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), presents a reading of Dear Dr. King, an original script written by famed author, Pearl Cleage, and in collaboration with high school students from the Alliance Theatre’s Collision Project. Inspired by the classic film It’s A Wonderful Life, this provocative piece uses the unique voice of teenagers to explore issues of legacy and the power that each individual life can play in effecting social change. The performances are part of the ADL’s annual No Place For Hate Summit, which will take place on Monday, January 21, 2013. For free tickets, RSVP to email@example.com, or call 404-733-4749.
DeKalb NAACP’s 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Peace Rally – Sponsored by the DeKalb NAACP, the parade will commence at Ray of Hope Christian Church located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway – 2778 Snapfinger Rd., Decatur, GA., and will end at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School located 3991 Snapfinger Rd., Lithonia, GA. The march begins at 12:30pm on Monday, January 21, 2013. For more information, call 404-371-1490, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cobb County 27th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration – The Cobb County Civic Center, located at 548 South Marietta Parkway in Marietta, will host a tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event is from 9:00am to 11:00am on Monday, January 21, 2013, and will feature musical presentations, dance interpretations and dramatic readings. For more details, visit www.cobbnaacp.org.
King Celebration at Morehouse College – From Thursday, January 17th – Wednesday, January 30th, Morehouse College will host a variety of celebratory events in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. Events include forum discussions, community service activities and a community-wide, multi-faith worship service and prayer vigil in their historic King Chapel at 6PM on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Call 404-681-2800, or view their King Celebration Calendar for details.
Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service – This event is free and will be held at 10am on Wednesday, January 16th at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta. The keynote speaker is Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, Senior Pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Open to the public (seating is limited). For more details, call 404-526-8911.
Sandy Springs 7th Annual MLK Celebration/ 2013 Humanitarian Award – The City of Sandy Springs will host a community celebration to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event is free and will take place at 10AM on Monday, January 21, 2013, at the Sandy Springs City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30350. During the celebration event, the 2013 Humanitarian Award will be presented to honor one’s outstanding commitment to community service in Sandy Springs. For more info visit www.sandyspringsga.gov.