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Salute to a King

Thousands set to honor MLK legacy

By Kalin Thomas Contributing Writer | 1/18/2013, 1:25 p.m.
Thousands of metro Atlantans will join prayer services, commemorative events and community service projects this week to mark the 84th ...
King Center CEO Elder Bernice KIng called for a period of healing and harmony in America and called all people who believe in her father’s dream to recommit to nonviolence. The federal holiday honoring King, officially observed on Monday, is part of a 10-day ceremony honoring America’s most famous peace prophet. (Photo by Kalin Thomas).

The King Center

404-526-8911, www.thekingcenter.org

Sunday, Jan.20/5-7:30 p.m.

MLK Gospel Concert

St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church

404-758-4462, www.saintpeterbaptist.org

Monday, Jan. 21/All Day

MLK Free National Parks Day

All National Parks, including The MLK Historic Site in Atlanta

202-208-6843, www.nps.gov

Monday, Jan. 21/8 a.m.

Official MLK Annual Commemorative Service

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Horizon Sanctuary

404-526-8911, www.thekingcenter.org

Monday, Jan. 21/9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MLK Day of Service Project

Various Locations

404-979-2820, www.handsonatlanta.org

Monday, Jan. 21/10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MLK Commemorative Breakfast and Inauguration Celebration.

Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA

404-523-9622

Monday, Jan. 21/10 a.m.

Annual Bayard Rustin/Audre Lorde Breakfast “Reimagining the Dream”

St. Mark's United Methodist Church

404-873-2636, www.stmarkumc.org

Monday, Jan. 21/10 a.m.

MLK Day Celebration

Ben Hill United Methodist Church

404-344-0618, www.benhill-umc.org

Monday, Jan. 21/10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MLK Day of Service

Spelman College

404-270-5313, www.spelman.edu

Monday, Jan. 21/2 p.m.

King Week Holiday March and Rally

Peachtree & Baker St./Xernona Clayton Way to Auburn Ave. and The King Center

404-614-3233, www.thekingcenter.org and www.sweetauburn.com

Tuesday, Jan. 22/8 p.m.

The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement

Atlanta History Center

404-814-4000, www.atlantahistorycenter.com

Saturday, Jan. 26/6-7:30 p.m.

“Beloved Community Dialogue” with Ambassador Andrew Young

The Friends School of Atlanta

404-373-8746, www.friendsschoolatlanta.org