Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15.

Every year, the program sponsors a series of invited lectures and supports local commemorations of events. We invite you to participate in our program activities and welcome your ideas for new ones.  

2015 Celebrations:

January 19, 2015
Fayetteville Town Center
15 West Mountain ~ Fayetteville, AR, 7:00 p.m.

Please join the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council for "A Banquest fit for a King".  Our keynote address will be brought by Keith Jackson, football color analyst for the Arkansas Razorbacks Sports Network and president of P.A.R.K. Inc. in Little Rock, AR. In addition, the MLK Scholarships will be awarded and the 2015 Salute to Greatness honorees will be recognized for outstanding community service. 

You may purchase tickets online by clicking HERE.

The honorees are:

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Dr. Eddie W. Jones

Ernestine White-Gibson Individual Achievement Award:
Dr. Stephanie Adams

Rodney Momon Youth Award:
Ayana Gray

Rev. J.A. Hawkins Posthumous Award:
Jonathan Nelson

Corporation of Year Award:
Procter & Gamble

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