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MLK Celebration 2017


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Board and Staff take pride in announcing the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King. This year’s theme is “Breaking the Chains of Injustice.”

The Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Walter Kimbrough from Dillard University New Orleans, Louisiana.

The events are as follows: Celebration Fair (attendance is FREE) will be Friday, January 13, 2017 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM, and the Candle Lighting Ceremony (attendance is FREE) is also on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:00PM, all taking place at the MLK Recreation Center 2901 Pennsylvania Ave. Dallas, TX 75215.

The Awards Gala (attendance is $85.00 per person) is on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 6:30PM at the Fairmont Hotel 1717 N. Akard Street Dallas, TX 75201. There will be an Afterglow Event after the Awards Gala taking place at the Fairmont Hotel Regency Ballroom. If you purchased an Awards Gala ticket, it includes the Afterglow Event.

The Parade (attendance is FREE) will be Monday, January 16, 2017 with a kick-off time of 10:00AM, starting at Holmes St./MLK Jr. Blvd ending at Fair Park.

The 2017 Grand Marshal will be Dallas District Attorney Faith Simmons Johnson.

If you need further information please feel free to contact the office at 214-670-8418 or visit

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