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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations


Dr. King meets with Gov. Breathitt to discuss Civil Rights in the Commonwealth.

This is a definitive list of activities and events in the Commonwealth celebrating the birth and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you would like you event to be added, please contact us:

Ashland

Monday, January 21

Annual MLK Day Celebration
Ashland Human Rights Commission
10:30 AM at St. James AME Church
(606) 923-9544
Speaker: John J. Johnson, Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

Bowling Green

Sunday, January 20

MLK Calendar "Meet & Greet"
Bowling Green Human Rights Commission
Theme: A Revival of the Mind, Body & Spirit
4 PM at State Street Baptist Church
Speaker: Mrs. Betty Esther
(270) 782-7900

Monday, January 21

MLK Memorial Breakfast
Bowling Green Human Rights Commission
Theme: A Revival of the Mind, Body & Spirit
7:30 AM at Girls, Inc., 260 Scott Way
Speaker: Rev. Donald Valentine, Oakland Mount Zion Baptist Church
(270) 782-7900

MLK Program & Award Presentation
Bowling Green Human Rights Commission
Theme: A Revival of the Mind, Body & Spirit
11 AM at State Street Baptist Church (March prior from Justice Center at 10 AM)
Speaker: Rev. Noble Williams, Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, Phenix City, Alabama

Frankfort

Tuesday, January 15 

Annual State Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Kentucky Historical Society at 4 PM
100 West Broadway
502-564-1792
http://history.ky.gov/

Franklin

Monday, January 21

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Franklin/Simpson Human Rights Commission
P.O. Box 699
(270) 598-9189


Georgetown

Monday, Januray 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Georgetown/Scott County Branch NAACP
Topic: MLK's March to our Freedom of Speech
5 PM at First Baptist Church
1330 Lexington Road
Speaker: John J. Johnson, Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
(502) 863-5379

Lexington

Monday, January 21

MLK March and Commemorative Program
University of Kentucky
(859) 257-9000
www.uky.edu/mlk/schedule.html External Link-Links on this page resolve to sites outside the Kentucky.gov domain.

Louisville

Tuesday, January 15

Fifth Annual MLK Season of Service and 40 Days of Peace
January 15 thru February 29
Kick off event at First Virginia Baptist Church
3601 Virginia Avenue
www.40daysofpeace.org

Wednesday, January 16

Intergovernmental Black History Committee MLK Event
Theme: Tomorrow's Dreams
11:30 AM at Holiday Inn Downtown
120 W. Broadway
Speaker: John J. Johnson, Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
(502) 778-3050

Saturday, January 19

Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" Speech Film Showing
January 19 thru January 31 
Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. Sixth Street
www.alicenter.org/

Sunday, January 20

Louisville Orchestra's MLK Celebration
3 PM at the Brown Theatre
315 W. Broadway
www.louisvilleorchestra.org

Monday, January 21

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Program
University of Louisville
502-852-0229
calendar.louisville.edu/main.php?view=event&eventid=1199796183282 External Link-Links on this page resolve to sites outside the Kentucky.gov domain.

Inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast
The Stewart's Staff
8 AM to 10 AM at Galt House Grand Ballroom
www.stewardsstaff.org External Link-Links on this page resolve to sites outside the Kentucky.gov domain.
(502) 742-6927

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