Magnolia Midlands / Dublin

Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park

317 Telfair St.
Dublin, GA 31021

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Experience one child's rise to greatness at Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument Park. Located at the gateway to Downtown Dublin, Monument Park features a mural by Georgia artist Corey Barksdale depicting a young girl wishing for a better tomorrow and highlighting the need for future generations to carry Dr. King's message of peaceable change onward through the years.

Later phases scheduled for completion in April, 2017:

Audio Tour

Podium sculpture

First African Baptist Church Mural 

On April 17, 1944, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his first public speech at historic First African Baptist Church in Dublin, GA. A desire to inspire positive social change was planted in young Martin Luther King, Jr.

This monument preserves not only the historic moment, but inspires other people, young and old, to consider how they can effect social change, bridge social and economic gaps, create links to African American achievement through art and education, inspire social action and unity.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day
    Monday: All Day
    Tuesday: All Day
    Wednesday: All Day
    Thursday: All Day
    Friday: All Day
    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    General admission 0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site

    Free Parking

    Parking off Site

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round


    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil Rights

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Oratorical Speech Contest: A Celebration of MLK

    Oratorical Speech Contest: A Celebration of MLK

    04/15/2018 - 04/15/2018

    History comes to life in Dublin as children 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 "The Crisis in Black Education." 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 en... read more