Dr. Martin Luther King was born, raised and educated in Atlanta. He lived and preached there was well.
From lectures and exhibits to concerts and art, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and Black History Month give visitors and Atlantans a number of reasons to celebrate Atlanta’s history, heritage and rich civil rights legacy.
Each year, The King Center observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a 10-day celebration of the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. Events range from performance art to lectures and charitable workshops.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service is the hallmark of the King Holiday Observance. The church service is held on the Federal Holiday at Ebenezer Baptist Church located near The King Center. On this day The King Center encourages the world to engage in volunteer service in tribute to the work and life of Dr. King.