Keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive!

 

Bader Philanthropies, Inc. Sponsor of the Marcus Center in Milwaukee

A Milwaukee Tradition for more than 3 decades!

The Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee celebrates Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through art, speech, and writing contests.

This year's Dr. King’s Birthday Celebration was virtually streamed.

This is a FREE event!

Please click on the video below to watch the event.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist committed to peace, justice, and equality.
As a visionary leader of the civil rights movement, King fought for racial and economic justice for the oppressed. His driving forces were nonviolence, love, the importance of family and self-respect.

  • Dr King Jr Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  •  Dr. King Jr Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Dr. King Jr Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Dr. King Jr Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee

MULTI-Cultural organizations celebrating and remembering

In addition, various cultural arts organizations demonstrate the excellence of our arts community.

Talent, Talent, Talent

Some of the groups celebrating with us have included United Indians of Milwaukee, Latino Arts Strings, Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team, O.N.F.Y.A.H, MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble, Majestic Community Choir and more!

The event concludes with the Paulette Y. Copeland Reception in the Atrium.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

CONTEST SPONSORS

VIDEOS SCHOOL AGE - ELEMENTARY

KEEP MOVING - Martin Luther King, jr

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President

My Daddy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - MLK Day! (Animated) Black History Month Video

I Am Martin Luther King Jr by Brad Meltzer | Books Read Aloud| StoryTime With Ms. Melange

VIDEOS SCHOOL AGE - SECONDARY

Martin Luther King "If I had Sneezed"

If you can't fly then run - I have a dream - Martin Luther King jr

MLK: The Other America

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Biography for Children, American History for Kids - Free School

Steering Committee

Chairs:
Janan Najeeb, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition


Event Producer:
Martha Love, Martha Love Association


Organizing Committee:
Teon Austin, Cardinal Stritch University
Nuntiata Buck, MPS
Ingrid Walker-Henry, MTEA
Laura Jackson, West Bend School DistrictVanessa Koster, City of Milwaukee
Donelle Johnson, Community Volunteer/Writing Contest Founder
John Knudson, MTEA
Amy Mizialdo, MTEA
Alexis Peterson, City of Milwaukee
Nasif Rogers, Wauwatosa School District
Karen Ryan, We Energies
Barseana Simond, West Bend School District
Anthony Smith, MCPA
Mallori Taylor, MCPA
Amy Wayd, MPS

 

Thank you for your service!