Oratorical Speech Contest: A Celebration of MLK
405 Telfair Street
Dublin, GA 31021
478-272-0354 | 478-697-6817
Celebrate the speech-making tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at First African Baptist Church in Dublin, GA where, on April 17, 1944, a young Martin Luther King, Jr., presented his first public speech during an oratorical contest.
The contest theme is "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture." Admission to view the contest is free and open to the public.
This contest is open to children in grade 6 or higher and adults. There is no entry fee to participate in this event. There will be three contestant categories: middle school, high school, and post high school. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in each category.
Applications are due on Saturday, March 14, and can be mailed to: Oratorical Speech Contest, c/o First African Baptist Church. P.O. Box 311, Dublin, GA 31040.
Click for application, speech writing guidelines, and timeline: 2015 Oratorical Contestants Pkg (1)
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Saturday: 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Admission & Fees
Contest entry fee Free
General admission Free
Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
African American, Family Friendly, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage
Dublin Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Parade
01/16/2016 - 01/16/2016
Celebrate our history as Dublin commemorates Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. in the 21st Annual MLK Parade in Downtown Dublin. With over 160 floats, Dublin's MLK Parade is the second largest in Georgia!
The application fee for the MLK Parade is $35. To participate, pick up an application from Miller's Soul Food, call Laura Irvin at 478-272-3966 or James Holder at 478-697-1366. Miller's Soul Food is located in Downtown Dublin at 115 South Lawrence Street.
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