MLK Day events and commemorations in the local area


Montgomery and surrounding cities are commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events. Below is information and details on all events in the local areas.



5th Annual MLK Community Celebration

Date:  Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Time:  10 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Location:  The Davis Theatre for Performing Arts, 251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery AL

Contact Info:  334-229-6755 or visit www.keepersofthedream.org/News-or-Reviews.html  


Alpha Phi Alpha Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast 2019

Date:  Sat, Jan 19, 2019

Time:  8 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Location:  Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa, 201 Tallapoosa St., Montgomery AL

Tickets:  $30 ea

Contact Info:  334-451-0054 or visit www.aulalpha.com/mlk-breakfast


44th Martin Luther King Day Birthday Celebration

Date:  Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Time:  9 a.m.-noon

Location:  Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church, 454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery AL

Contact Info:  334-263-3970 or visit www.facebook.com/events/299983930646670/


Celebrating Coretta:  Alabama’s First Lady of the Movement

Date:  Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Time:  11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location:  The Freedom Rides Museum, 210 S. Court Street, Montgomery AL

Tickets:  Adults-$5, College Students-$4, Seniors & Military-$3, Children (6-18 yrs)-Free 

Contact Info:  334-414-8647 or visit www.facebook.com/events/307346566554413/  


2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Breakfast

Date:  Tues, Jan 22, 2019

Time:  9 a.m.

Location:  Taylor Center 221-223

Cost:  Attendance is FREE and open to the public

Info & RSVP Link:  http://www.aum.edu/MLKbreakfast   (NOTE:  RSVP by 15 Jan) 





MLK Day Parade

Date:  Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Time:  9 a.m.

Location:  Starts at the Stanley-Jensen Stadium and goes through downtown along Doster Road, Northington Street, Main Street and then Chestnut Street.  The parade ends at First Baptist Church on 7th Street followed by the MLK Memorial Program.

Cost:  Free

Contact Info:  https://allevents.in/alabama/mlk-day-parade/20001871463392#





We Shall Overcome:  A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr featuring Damien Sneed

Date:  Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Time:  7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Location:  Opelika Center for Performing Arts, 1700 Lafayette Parkway, Opelika AL

Cost:    Adult-$49, Seniors-$41, Student-$25

Contact Info:  334-749-8105 or visit www.eastalabamaarts.org/upcoing-events/2019/1/29/we-shall-overcome-a-celebration-of-martin-luther-king





MLK Celebration Week

Various Dates, Times & Locations:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center-Mon, 21 Jan at 7:20 a.m.  Cost $35 per person.  See link for registration info

                                                               BSU/ASB Trip to Selma-Mon, 21 Jan departure at 7 a.m.

                                                                Legacy Museum Visit-Mon, 21 Jan @ 1430.  Cost $20 per person (includes transportation, ticket, boxed lunch).  See link for registration info

                                                                    Community Kickoff Candlelight Vigil @ Thach Concourse-Tue, 22 Jan at 5 p.m.

                                                                    MLK Lecture and Unsung Hero Award in the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center-Tue, 22 Jan at 7 p.m.

                                                                    Lunch & Learn:  The Criminalization of Poverty in the Student Center 2222-Wed, 23 Jan from 12:00-1:30 p.m.

                                                                    Document Screening of “Barry” in the Alumni Center, Goodwin Room-Wed, 23 Jan at 6 p.m.

                                                                   Lunch & Learn Panel:  The Problem of the Color Line in the 21st Century:  Reflections on the Race Relations in American History in the Student Center, 2222-Thur, 24 Jan at Noon

                                                                   Nonviolent Conflict Reconciliation Training with Donald Smith at the Student Center Ballroom A-Fri, 25 Jan from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m..  See link for registration info

                                                                   Day of Service in the Foy Auditorium-Sat, 26 Jan at 8:00 a.m.  See link for registration info

Contact Info:  http://ocm.auburn.edu/mlkweek/  





MLK 2019 Weekend of Service

Dates:  Sat, 19 Jan 2019 – Mon, 21 Jan 2019

Various Times:  Home Repair Community Service – Sat, 19 Jan from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  (Breakfast will be provided for all Saturday volunteers.  Registration is required).

                              Community Block Party @ Washington Chapel AME – Sat, 19 Jan from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

                              Evening Worship & Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy @ Tuskegee First Methodist Church– Sun, 20 Jan from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

                                Home Repair Community Service-Mon, 21 Jan from 9 a.m-4 p.m.

Location:  Various Locations

Cost:  FREE and open to the public

Contact Info:  Contact Joe Davis at 334-501-4276 extension 100 / joe@arm-al.org or visit https://www.arm-al.org/serve-with-us/community-service-days/the-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-great-days-of-service/





Museums to Visit

The Legacy Museum https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g30712-d13977526-Reviews-Legacy_Museum-Montgomery_Alabama.html

Rosa Parks Library & Museum https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g30712-d259988-Reviews-Rosa_Parks_Library_and_Museum-Montgomery_Alabama.html

Civil Rights Memorial Center  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g30712-d1861816-Reviews-Civil_Rights_Memorial_Center-Montgomery_Alabama.html

Freedom Riders Museum https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g30712-d2413478-Reviews-Freedom_Rides_Museum-Montgomery_Alabama.html