Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. No one celebrates MLK Day quite like Atlanta, but other cities in Georgia have many options to choose from also. Celebrating as a family is one of the best ways to maintain mental, emotional and spiritual health naturally. Children who feel secure and safe will grow into confidant, strong adults.
- King Holiday March and Rally: Monday, Jan 21 at 1:30 p.m.in the Historic Sweet Auburn / Martin Luther King Historical District, there will be one of the largest MLK, Jr. celebrations in the Nation. "It takes place on the Street where Martin Luther King, Jr. was born, grew up, preached and is now buried." Thousands of people representing hundreds of organizations and nationalities participate in the March. The march assembly will be at Peachtree and Baker streets at 1:30 p.m., with the march beginning at 2:00 p.m. View the march from 450 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta. Call (404) 331-5190
- Dr. King's (Unfinished) Therapy With the Soul of America - Jung Society Lecture: Celebrate Dr. King's legacy with the Jung Society this Saturday evening, Jan. 19, 7:30-10:00 p.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Church located on 3003 Howell Mill Rd. Jennifer Selig, Ph.D., author and professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute will speak on the topic: Integration: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Unfinished Therapy With the Soul of America. Get more information at www.jungatlanta.com.
- Atlanta History Center: There will be free admission in celebration of MLK Day and ACVB 100 Years of Hospitality. On Monday, Jan 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., enjoy all-inclusive access to award-winning exhibitions in the Atlanta History Museum. There will be tours of the 1928 Swan House and the 1860 Smith Family Farm, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum and 22 acres of gardens and trails. For more information, visit AtlantaHistoryCenter.com.
- An Evening of Spirituals to Honor the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Katherine and Jacob Greenfield Hebrew Academy presents an evening of spirituals to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. The program includes gospel music performed by the Morehouse College Uzee Brown Society of Chorales and a dramatic reading of the MLK Jr. speech, I Have a Dream, by students of GHA. The performance is free, but reservations are required. The program will last approximately one hour. To reserve a seat, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 23. Greenfield Hebrew Academy is located at 5200 Northland Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA. Call (404) 843-9900.
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