• Join us for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration!

    January 13, 2017
    33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
    MLK Celebration
    Join us this Sunday at 1:00 pm!
    Free and open to the public at Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall

    “We Shall Overcome”

    MLK 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.

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    MLK Celebration
    MLK Celebration

    Thank you to our sponsors

    Forest County Potawatomi Foundation

    Presenting Sponsor
    Brewers Community Foundation

    Legacy Sponsor

    Legacy Sponsor
    Aurora Healthcare

    Freedom Sponsor
    Islamic Society of Milwaukee

    Freedom Sponsor
    Johnson Controls

    Peace Sponsor
    Landmark Credit Union

    Peace Sponsor
    MPS Foundation

    Peace Sponsor
    Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

    Paulette Y. Copeland Reception Sponsor & Art Contest Sponsor
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    Writing Contest Sponsor
    Milwaukee Teachers Education Association

    Writing Contest Sponsor

    Art Contest Sponsor
    WE Energies

    Speech Contest Sponsor
    First Stage

    Student Award Sponsors
    Milwaukee Art Museum

    Student Award Sponsors
    Milwaukee Brewers

    Student Award Sponsors
    Milwaukee Bucks

    Student Award Sponsors
    Milwaukee Public Museum

    Student Award Sponsors
    Zoological Society of Milwaukee

    Student Award Sponsors
    The Salvation Army *Special thanks to The Salvation Army for warmly welcoming our guests with Hot Chocolate.
    Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
    929 North Water Street, Milwaukee
    414-273-7206 | MarcusCenter.org


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