Black History Month

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”  -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967)

2021 Virtual Black History Month Celebration

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

The 2021 MLK Virtual Black History Month Celebration is continuing with our theme “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” 

It is our benevolent duty to advocate for the underserved, the poor, the homeless and our precious seniors as we believe we must come together as a community and respectfully have those difficult conversations and work together for solutions.

This event is a 2-part special which will air online at 12:00 p.m. February 12 and February 19, 2021


The Fierce Urgency of Now- Part One (February 12, 2021 @ 12 PM)


Part Two (February 19, 2021 @ 12 PM)

Featured Guests

Dr. Michael W. Waters, Pastor & Author, “For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World”

Rev. Richie Butler, Pastor and Founder of Project Unity

Emma Rodgers, Dallas Civil Rights Museum

Jiles King, Spoken Word Artist

Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble

Chef Art Wilson

Family Care Connection

MLK ChildCareGroup

Foremost Family Health Center

Miles of Freedom

First Choice Social Services

Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce

Turner 12

Carter’s House

Empowering the Masses

Beyond Belief, St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church

Chasity Bass, Moriah Bass & Bethany Bass

Channing Black

Kimberly Ivy

Rev. Donna Slater, MLK Advisory Board (District 5)

Dr. Jerry Christian, MLK Advisory Board (District 15)

LaSheryl Walker, MLK Advisory Board (District 7)

Trent Hughes, MLK Advisory Board (District 12)



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For any questions, please contact 214-670-8418.

2020 Black History Month Celebration

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, along with the Dallas Civil Rights Museum, hosted a panel discussion entitled “Will You Count? African Americans in 2020 Census” on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at the MLK, Jr. Community Center. 

Panelists included Ms. Yolanda Morgan Davis (The International Net Xchange Founder) and Ms. DeMetris Sampson (Volunteer, AKA Connection Chairman, OMO). The moderator was Mr. Harrison Blair, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce President.

Mr. Nucleus Johnson (Oratorical) and Green Way Park COGIC (Liturgical Dance) provided entertainment.