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Opening Ceremony at City Hall 12:00 pm
Opening Ceremony at City Hall @ Dallas City Hall
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The City of Dallas Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee invites the community to its Inaugural Wreath Laying Ceremony celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King.  The keynote speaker for this event will be … Continue reading Opening Ceremony at City Hall
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Youth Summit
Youth Summit @ TBD
Jan 12 all-day
The Youth Summit is a one-day interactive conference for high school students to engage with other students while addressing the challenges faced within their local communities.Like this:Like Loading...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration 12:30 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration @ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Jan 15 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us for a special birthday celebration at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Waters.Like this:Like Loading...
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From Entry-Level to Executive: A Millennial Networking Event 6:00 pm
From Entry-Level to Executive: A Millennial Networking Event @ Dallas Executive Airport
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Millennials will have the opportunity to network with executives who have had a rapid rise in their career at an early age. This evening is a chance to bring like-minded young professionals who are native … Continue reading From Entry-Level to Executive: A Millennial Networking Event
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Workforce and Educational Opportunity Fair 10:00 am
Workforce and Educational Opportunity Fair @ J Erik Jonsson Central Library
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Job fair featuring on-site hiring as well as a showcase of workforce skills and credentialing programs to support job-seekers in preparing for new opportunities. The event will be hosted in partnership with Workforce Solutions of … Continue reading Workforce and Educational Opportunity Fair
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Candle Lighting Ceremony 7:00 pm
Candle Lighting Ceremony @ MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Alpha Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. hosts this annual ceremony which features a keynote speaker, entertainment, highlighting of essay contest winners, and a candlelit processional that concludes at the MLK statue … Continue reading Candle Lighting Ceremony
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Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty @ African American Museum of Dallas
Jan 19 all-day
Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty @ African American Museum of Dallas
This widely acclaimed exhibition brings to life the story of slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello through more than 300 objects, works of art, documents and artifacts unearthed at the storied plantation. Organized in 2012 by Thomas … Continue reading Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty
Millennial Action Day 9:00 am
Millennial Action Day @ Throughout Dallas
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dallas Millennials will join together for a day of community service to give back to the Dallas community and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”Like this:Like Loading...
37th Annual MLK Celebration Gala 6:30 pm
37th Annual MLK Celebration Gala @ Hyatt Regency Dallas
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The 37th Annual MLK Celebration Gala will feature keynote speaker Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an invocation by Most Reverend Edward J. Burns, awards presentations, and performances. This year’s theme is “Reconciliation: Moving the Dream Forward.” … Continue reading 37th Annual MLK Celebration Gala
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36th Annual Emmy Award Black Music & Civil Rights Movement Concert 7:30 pm
36th Annual Emmy Award Black Music & Civil Rights Movement Concert @ Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm
Musical tribute with gospel songs honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King.Like this:Like Loading...
“Selma” Screening at the Texas Theatre 4:00 pm
“Selma” Screening at the Texas Theatre @ Texas Theatre
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In conjunction with the City of Dallas’ Annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dallas Holocaust Museum will host a screening of Selma. The film is based on the 1965 voting rights marches from Selma … Continue reading “Selma” Screening at the Texas Theatre
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Half-Off Admission to the Dallas Holocaust Museum
Half-Off Admission to the Dallas Holocaust Museum @ Dallas Holocaust Museum
Jan 21 all-day
Admission will be half-off at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, an intimate museum dedicated to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust and memorializing its victims.  The mission of the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance is to … Continue reading Half-Off Admission to the Dallas Holocaust Museum
2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo 10:00 am
2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo @ African American Museum of Dallas
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo @ African American Museum of Dallas
Making New Year’s resolutions for 2019 to lose weight, get out of debt, end an unhealthy relationship or seek help for depression?  Learn how to improve your health physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, socially and holistically at … Continue reading 2nd Annual Realizing the Dream: Healthy Living Expo
MLK Day Parade/March 10:00 am
MLK Day Parade/March @ Starting at Holmes St. and MLK, Jr. Blvd
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am
Floats, marching bands, dance troops, and vehicles participate in a march/parade down MLK Blvd for 200,000 spectators. For more information about the parade, please visit www.dallasmlkcenter.com/2019-mlk-parade.Like this:Like Loading...
City-Wide Worship Service 11:00 am
City-Wide Worship Service @ Friendship West Baptist Church
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am
The citywide worship service is hosted by African American Pastors Coalition (AAPC), of which Pastor Carter serves as President.Like this:Like Loading...
Dallas Dinner Table 6:00 pm
Dallas Dinner Table @ Throughout Dallas area
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Dallas Dinner Table organizes dinners as an annual event on the third Monday of January to coincide with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday which provides an opportunity to hear and share diverse … Continue reading Dallas Dinner Table
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National Day of Racial Healing
National Day of Racial Healing @ Nationwide
Jan 22 all-day
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