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31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration

31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Always taking place in the month of January, this event focuses on keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through an art, speech and writing contest.

In addition, various cultural arts organizations take center stage in Uihlein Hall, truly demonstrating the excellence of our arts community.  Some of the groups celebrating with us this year include Bear Clan Singers and Dancers, MYSO Calypso Steel Band, Ajagun Arts Traditional West African Drum & Dance, Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenile, Milwaukee Chinese Youth Orchestra, and more! The event concludes with the Paulette Y. Copeland Reception in Bradley Pavilion.



This show's performances are over.
Free Event

Uihlein Hall

Jan 18, 2015

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Interviews & Articles


"Black Nouveau highlights upcoming celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's life."

"Milwaukee teacher receives Martin Luther King Jr. award"

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planned"

"Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Milwaukee"

Thank you to our sponsors


Forest County Potawatomi Foundation
Forest County Potawatomi Foundation

Presenting Sponsor

Brewers Community Foundation
Brewers Community Foundation

Legacy Sponsor

MPS
Milwaukee Public Schools

Legacy Sponsor

Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc.

Legacy Sponsor

Islamic Society of Milwaukee
Islamic Society of Milwaukee

Freedom Sponsor

Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls

Peace Sponsor

Landmark Credit Union

Peace Sponsor

US Bank
US Bank

Living the Dream Sponsor

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Writing Contest Sponsor

Milwaukee Teachers Education Association
Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association

Writing Contest Sponsor

McDonald's
McDonald’s

Art Contest Sponsor

We Energies

Speech Contest Sponsor

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Event Sponsor

Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers

Student Award Sponsors

First Stage
First Stage

Student Award Sponsors

Zoological Society of Milwaukee
Zoological Society of Milwaukee

Student Award Sponsors

Milwaukee Art Museum

Student Award Sponsors

Milwaukee Public Museum

Student Award Sponsors

Universal Companies

Printing Sponsor

Thank You Sponsors