January 17, 2021
A MILWAUKEE TRADITION FOR MORE THAN 3 DECADES!
Celebrating Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. King’s words through art, speech, and writing contests.
2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Celebration – Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 1pm
This community event is free and open to the public. There are no tickets or reservations required to attend this event.
The theme for this year is: “Keep Moving Forward”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist committed to peace, justice, and equality. As a visionary leader of the civil rights movement, King fought for racial and economic justice for the oppressed. His driving forces were nonviolence, love, the importance of family and self-respect.
This year’s theme is “Keep Moving Forward,” from Dr. King’s address “Keep Moving the Mountain” given at Spelman College on April 10, 1960.
“Keep moving, for it may well be that the greatest song has not yet been sung, the greatest book has not yet been written, the highest mountain has not been climbed. This is your challenge!
Reach out and grab it and make it a part of your life… we must keep moving. If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run, then walk; if you can’t walk, then crawl; but by all means keep moving… whatever you do you have to Keep Moving Forward.”
For more information about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, or for funding opportunities, please contact Anthony D. Smith – Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion at 414.273.7121 or email A Smith.