ATLANTA (WAOK) This is traditionally one of the busiest weeks of the year in Atlanta. Its a week when thousands of people from around the country and sometimes even from around the world come to Atlanta to visit the home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s birthday will be celebrated around the country on Monday, January 20. Here is a list of events scheduled leading up to the actual holiday.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Project. All Day, Monday, January 20

The MLK Jr. Day of Service, sponsored by Hands On Atlanta.  For more information contact:  Hands On Atlanta at (404) 979- 2800.

Online, ongoing: The Choose Nonviolence: 100 Days of Nonviolence Campaign will include daily quotes activities, action steps, questions to encourage dialog around nonviolence. For information, visit

Saturday, January 18: The Annual “Salute to Greatness” Awards Dinner, Hyatt Regency Hotel. Reception 6 p.m.

Awardees include Muhammad Ali,  Xerox Corporation, Khalida Brohi, and Ms. Eve Ensler

Monday, January 20, all day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home Tours conducted by the National Park Service. FREE Open to the Public

Monday, January 20, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service. 10 a.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church – Horizon Sanctuary, 407 Auburn Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA. Free Open to the Public (Limited Seating). This years keynote speaker will be Rev. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor Ebenezer Church.     WAOK will broadcast the service live at 10 am.

Monday, January 20, 1:45-4:00 p.m. King Week Holiday March & Rally. March will began at Peachtree Street at Baker Street (Xernona Clayton Way). It will end with a rally on Auburn Avenue in the King National Park Area.  V-103 will have personalities broadcasting from the parade and rally.


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