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33rd Annual Dr Martin Luther King Jr Birthday Celebration

33rd 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 United Indians of Milwaukee, Riverside University H.S. Swing Choir, Hip Hop Cellist— Malik Johnson, Hmong American Peace Academy, Milwaukee H.S. of the Arts student and Jazz singer— Kaprice Maxwell, the Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team, and more!

The event concludes with the Paulette Y. Copeland Reception in Bradley Pavilion.

The theme for this year is: "We Shall Overcome"



This show's performances are over.
Free Event

Uihlein Hall

Jan 15, 2017

Wheelchair Assistance
Wheelchair Assistance
Bus Routes
Sponsors

Bus Routes to the Marcus Center


Bus routes that go directly to the Marcus Center:
Route 57 (Walnut-N.92nd)
GreenLine (Bayshore-Airport)
Route 49 (Bayshore-Brown Deer)

Attendees can find which routes connect to these by using Google Trip Planner on the home page of RideMCTS.com.

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

Aurora Healthcare
Aurora Healthcare

Freedom Sponsor

Islamic Society of Milwaukee
Islamic Society of Milwaukee

Freedom Sponsor

Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls

Peace Sponsor

Landmark Credit Union

Peace Sponsor

MPS Foundation
Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc.

Peace Sponsor

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

Paulette Y. Copeland Reception Sponsor & Art Contest 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
WE Energies

Speech Contest Sponsor

First Stage
First Stage

Student Award Sponsors

Milwaukee Art Museum

Student Award Sponsors

Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers

Student Award Sponsors

Milwaukee Bucks

Student Award Sponsors

Milwaukee Public Museum

Student Award Sponsors

Zoological Society of Milwaukee
Zoological Society of Milwaukee

Student Award Sponsors


Thank You Sponsors