Magnolia Midlands / Dublin

Oratorical Speech Contest: A Celebration of MLK

Dates : 4/16/16 - 4/16/16
First African Baptist Church
405 Telfair Street
Dublin, GA 31021

478-272-0354 | 478-697-6817
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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

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking off Site, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible

    Near Interstate Highway


    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    African American, Family Friendly, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage