Freedom March Cancelled
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee has cancelled the 2022 Freedom March due to snow and severe weather conditions. This decision was made not only with concern for the route of the march but also the condition of the roads citizens will use to travel to and from the event. Please join us at Noon for our Virtual Commemorative Program with guest speaker. U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock. See below.
Noon | Virtual Commemorative Program
The MLK Holiday Planning Committee is honored to welcome the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration guest speaker. U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock will deliver the keynote address on the theme of "Dr. King’s Beloved Community 2022: Facing A Time of Reckoning in An Age of Denial." Since 2005, Rev. Raphael Warnock has the Senior Pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Under Pastor Warnock’s leadership, more than 4,000 new members have joined Ebenezer, enhancing the Church’s legacy of social activism with both spiritual and numerical growth. Rev. Warnock graduated from Morehouse College cum laude in 1991, receiving the B.A. degree in psychology. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, from which he graduated with honors and distinctions. His work has been featured on CNN, the CBS Evening News, The Huffington Post, and in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution which hailed him as “a leader among Atlanta—and national—clergy, a fitting heir to the mantle once worn by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Join us for our virtual program premiere on YouTube at 12:00 p.m. EST. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRRf9agsAkM
Our featured artists for the 2022 Commemorative Program include the brilliant and talented Michael Preacely, Ron Wilbur, Erica Gabriel, Devine Carama, Shauna M. Morgan, and Charles Little. Click on the links below to view their individual biographies.
- Michael Preacely | Click here for bio
- Ron Wilbur | Click here for bio
- Erica Gabriel | Click here for bio
- Devine Carama | Click here for bio
- Shauna M. Morgan | Click here for bio
Charles Little | Click here for bio
DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!
Kentucky State University (KSU), in partnership with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Committee, is excited to offer the annual MLK Student Scholarship. The scholarship is open to Ky high school seniors who plan to attend KSU. Scholarship recipients will receive one-year of paid tuition to KSU beginning the Fall 2022 semester. Visit our scholarship page for more information. https://bit.ly/3F3qZmL
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