Commemorating Dr. King's Vision of Unity in Montgomery

We honor and celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. on this momentous day of reflection. This special day not only commemorates the birthday of the revered civil rights leader but also serves as an opportunity to explore the profound legacy left by Dr. King. In 2024, we mark what would have been his 95th birthday, inviting us to explore the enduring impact of his work and ideals on the fabric of our society. 

Pay tribute to the visionary leader who, through tireless efforts, shaped history and continues to inspire generations by attending these celebrations around Montgomery.

Jazz and Lyric Celebration

Friday, January 12 - 7 PM
The Sanctury

Enjoy the soulful rhythms of smooth jazz and the captivating artistry of lyricism at the Jazz and Lyric Celebration. Hosted by the Montgomery Martin Luther King Day Committee, the evening promises a delightful fusion of musical genres. Recognizing the significance of music as a vital element of the movement, celebrate the harmonious sounds that played a crucial role in shaping history. Gather together to build this beloved community, where the melodies serve as a powerful reminder of unity and shared aspirations.

 

Alpha Phi Alpha Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast

Saturday, January 13 - 9 AM 
Embassy Suites Montgomery Hotel & Conference Center

2024, marks the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Memorial Scholarship Breakfast's 28th anniversary proudly hosted by the AUL Education Foundation. Since the inception of the AUL Education Foundation in 1997, they have steadfastly sponsored this annual event in honor of their esteemed late fraternity brother. Through the years, the proceeds generated from the MLK Memorial Breakfast have been instrumental in extending financial assistance to over 160 deserving students. This enduring commitment, spanning from 1997 to 2021, underscores their dedication to supporting educational endeavors and carrying forth the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join this celebration of the life and achievements of Dr. King while contributing to the educational aspirations of deserving individuals.

 


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Monday, January 15 - 10 AM
Troy University Montgomery

Montgomery will be celebrating Martin Luther King Day with a vibrant parade in downtown. The procession will kick off at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2024, with the assembly starting at 7:30 a.m. sharp at Troy University Montgomery. The entire community is invited to participate, so bring a float, car, truck, motorcycle, or join as a walking group, your presence will contribute to the richness of this celebratory event. Come together to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and showcase the unity and diversity that make our community stronger. See 

 

Birthday Bash and Family and Fun Unity Day

Monday, January 15 - 12 PM 
Historic Centennial Hill

This community Birthday Bash and Family Fun Day is designed to unite the city by celebrating Dr. King's enduring legacy of justice, peace, and equity. This event offers a range of family-friendly activities coupled with insightful educational information, fostering a spirit of togetherness and reflection on the principles that Dr. King passionately stood for.

 


Free admission to the Legacy Sites on Monday, January 15, for MLK Day

Experience a profound journey through American history this MLK Day in Montgomery, Alabama, with free admission to the Legacy Sites on Monday, January 15th. It's a day to remember, reflect, and honor the impactful legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the enduring influence of a great leader. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with the past and celebrate the progress we've made as a nation. Join the enlightening experience on this special day.

 

MLK L.E.A.D. Speaker Series featuring Jeff Johnson

Tuesday, January 16 - 11 AM 
Alabama State University

The L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Education, and Development) Speaker Series proudly pays homage to the impactful legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In this session, our distinguished speaker, Jeff Johnson, will delve into the compelling theme of "How Students Are Harnessing Their Own Power in this Moment to Redefine Leadership Within Themselves." Join the insightful exploration of the intersection between education, leadership, and personal development, inspired by the enduring vision of MLK.

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