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January 10, 2014
King Holiday Observance Celebration 2014
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site commemorates the 28th observance of the Federal Holiday that honors the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with several special activities and events in collaboration with The King Center, Inc. and other community-based organizations.

April 18, 2013
21st Annual Rose Garden Program
On Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, in partnership with the International World Peace Rose Gardens (IWPRG) organization, will host its 21st annual “I Have A Dream” World Peace Rose Garden Program.

August 24, 2012
Dreamkeeper Program
There has been a schedule change in „Dreamkeeper” program for Tuesday, August 28th. Ambassador Andrew Young has been added to the program, and will help discuss the film “Walking with Guns” following the screening. „T.I‟ Harris has cancelled his participation in the program, due to business scheduling changes beyond his control. Hip-Hop artist “Mike Bigga,” who records on T.I.‟s label, will replace T.I. and join Ambassador Young in the discussion following the film.

July 24, 2012
Commercial Strategy Meeting
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site is hosting a public meeting Tuesday, July 24, 2013 at 6:00pm to gather input on a proposed strategy for Commercial Services operation within the national historic site district.

March 23, 2012
King Remembrance 2012
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and Ebenezer Baptist Church will commemorate the annual observance of King Remembrance Week which honors the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4-9, 2012 with a special Wreath-Laying Ceremony April 4, 2012 to commence the Park’s week long series of public activities.

January 10, 2012
King Holiday Celebration 2012
A 26th observance of the Federal Holiday that honors the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special program titled, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Remembering His Legacy.”

2011

Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site Host Strong4Life Atlanta


Hundreds of Volunteers Expected in Atlanta for National Public Lands Day, September 24

Bronze Scale Model of The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Now on Exhibit at the Martin Luther King, Jr. NHS in Atlanta, GA

National Park Service Selects The 2011 Winners of its Annual Inspirational Peace Contest

Heritage Sanctuary and Fellowship Hall of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church to Reopen

Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church is closed for Phase II Restoration and will re-open in 2011

2010

National Park Service Commemorates the 82nd Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Excitement grows as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site prepares to welcome guests at its 30th Anniversary

Atlanta Youth, City Officials Celebrate 17th Annual National Public Lands Day at MLK Jr. Historic Site

Martin Luther King, Jr Historic Site Celebrates The Jewish Community's Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

Martin Luther King, Jr. Rose Garden Inspires Atlanta-area and International Schoolchildren Towards Peace

"Visa For Life: Diplomats Who Rescued Jews" exhibition opens at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

Environmental Essay Contest

Long Term Park Ranger Retiring at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site announces Remembrance Birth Home Open House

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta Film Festival honors Black History Month with the Film Screening of Pip & Zastsrow: An Amerrican Friendship, exhibition Bobby, Martin & John: Once Upon An American Dream and Birth Home Open House

'Bobby, Martin & John: Once Upon an American Dream' Exhibit Opens at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic SiteMartin Luther King, Jr.

National Historic Site Begin its 30th Anniversary Year with King Holiday Events


2009

Trust for Public Land Transfers Key Tract on MLK Block to National Park Service

Greening Youth Foundation and MLK Historic Site Join Forces to Create Future EnvironmentalistsVolunteer Project at M.L. King Site Marks National Public Lands Day

Restored Stained Glass Window of Martin Luther King, Sr. Installed at Ebenezer Baptist Church

International Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Exhibition

6th Annual Induction of Honorees for the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame

2008

M. L. King Historic Site Marks 40th Anniversary of Dr. King's Assassination "From Memphis to Atlanta: The Drum Major Returns Home" Opens April 4, 2008

Annual Rose Garden Program

2006

GPS Ranger

Did You Know?

Dr. King Delivering I Have Dream Speech

August 28, 1963. The largest protest demonstration in U.S. history occurred at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., where 250,000 blacks and whites gathered to lobby for passage of sweeping civil rights measures by Congress. Dr. King thrilled the crowd with his "I Have A Dream" oration.