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 |


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