The Atlanta Global Freedom Exposition

8/15/2013, 4:27 p.m.

The King Center, in cooperation with Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, and others will present The Atlanta Global Freedom Exposition at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 17 at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312.

The unifying theme is "Freedom- Make It Happen".

And The Coalition for People's Agenda , convened by Dr. Joseph Lowery, will host a town hall and public hearing entitled "Freedom to Participate in Government".

Citizens will testify before Georgia's congressional delegation on the impact of the Voting Rights Act.

Hear Legal Strategies for Saving the Voting Rights Act by prominent attorneys.


Theme: Freedom to Prosper In Life, Freedom to Peacefully Co-Exist, Freedom to Participate In Government

Event Summary

Martin Luther King Historic District

Saturday, August 17, 2013


3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Main Stage Activities

• Presentations, Remarks, Greetings & Salutations, Recitals

o Dr. Bernice King – CEO, The King Center

o Dr. Christine King Farris – Board of Trustees, Professor /Spelman College

o Ms. Naomi King – A.D. Williams Foundation

o Mayor Kasim Reed

o Congressman John Lewis

o Commissioner John Eaves

o Councilman Kwanza Hall

o Derrick Bozman - 1380/WAOK

o Minister Shannon Jones – Ebenezer Baptist Church

o Superintendent Judy Forte – National Park Service

o Mr. Tony Terry

o Sabash Razdan – Ghandi Foundation

• Music

o Miss Farris Christine Watkins (Grand Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

o Darlene McCoy

o Haywood & Angellica Tucker

o T-Rep

o Bethel AMC Church

o Rev. Bill Harrison

o Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Bandleaders Association

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Exhibitors

3:00 pm to 7:30 pm Youth Village Activities

3:00 pm to 7:30 pm Health, Fitness and Wellness Activities

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Oral History Program

Unsung Civil Rights Heroes & Heroines - The Ground Crew of the Civil Rights Movement

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Town Hall Meeting

Dr. Joseph Lowery & Senator David Scott

8:00 pm to 8:45 pm Candlelight Flotilla - Commemoration Ceremony

8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Movie in the Park “The March” PBS documentary about the 1963 March on Washington for civil rights narrated by Denzel Washington


10:00 am to 6:00 pm Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birth Home Open House


3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District