Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Acts of Service and Kindness

statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. with blossoming cherry trees
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC

NPS photo

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. In April 2018, to honor Dr. King’s legacy and his commitment to service, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta is partnering with the King Center to offer a series of 50th anniversary programs, including a year-long social media campaign to encourage community service and acts of kindness.

Participating in the Campaign via Social Media

Parks, NPS programs, and partners across the country are encouraged to participate in the campaign by sharing stories of volunteer projects via social media and to join the conversation by using the hashtags #FindYourPark and #50Acts4MLK, which complements the hashtags that the King Center will be using. Whether it is with videos, photos, or other posts, this is also an opportunity to consider what Dr. King’s legacy means to all of us. The campaign kicks off on April 4, 2018 and will extend throughout the year.