King Holiday Observance 2022

Event Date

Monday, January 17, 2022


The King Center
449 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta GA 30312
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Join us for an exciting array of events as The King Center celebrates the 37th Annual King Holiday Observance. This year's theme is "It Starts with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community". 

The 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Beloved Community Commemorative Service will broadcast live on FOX 5 Atlanta and will also stream live on Facebook, YouTube, and, on Monday, January 17th, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM. The annual Commemorative Service continues to be the hallmark of the annual King Holiday Observance. Reverend Natosha Reid Rice and Pastor Sam Collier will preside over the event. The King Center, CEO, Rev. Dr. Bernice A. King, will give the Call to Commemoration. This year’s Keynote Speaker is The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. Pastoral Greetings will be made by U.S Senator and Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Ph.D.

Here is a lineup of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Events:
Monday, January 10th - Press Conference
Monday & Tuesday, January 10th & 11th - Nonviolence 365 Virtual Series
Thursday & Friday, January 13th & 14th - Beloved Community Global Summit
Friday, January 14th - Beloved Community Global Youth Summit and Nonviolence 365 Teach-in-K-12
Saturday, January 15th - Youth Virtual Book Reading and Beloved Community Awards
Monday, January 17th - Beloved Community Commemorative Service and Beloved Community Service Project 

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