Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is on Jan. 15, King Day, the national holiday in his name, will be observed in Atlanta and across the country on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. There are a plethora of events popping off nationwide in observance of one of America’s greatest sons.
Here are things to do and a list of events and forums taking place in the city of Atlanta from Jan. 15 through the holiday on Jan. 19.
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Georgia Tech MLK Celebration
Jan. 8 – Jan. 25, 2015. Civil Rights to Human Rights: The Courage to Act. Georgia Institute of Technology will commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a full schedule of events organized by the Institute. Events include educational programs and service opportunities by the campus and nearby communities. Events include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture, Civil Rights Tour at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Sunday Supper, and MLK Student Celebration. See the full calendar of events at events.accessatlanta.com/mlk-gatech
MLK Civil and Human Rights Conference
Jan. 15 – 19, 2015 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel. This conference was established to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King. Organized by the AFL-CIO, “the root of this conference is set to uplift the struggle of African Americans and the civil rights movement, this conference is specifically inclusive of people of color, young people, LGBTQ people, women and immigrants.” For more information and to register, visit events.accessatlanta.com/mlk-conference