Martin Luther
King Jr. Day

Atlanta celebrates its heritage

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year, celebrating the achievements of African-Americans throughout history as an important part of American history. From a day of service to lectures, exhibits, concerts and art, there are a number of ways to observe MLK Day in Atlanta. Begin with honoring Dr. King’s legacy, visiting historic landmarks and celebrating the lives and efforts of many Atlantans and civil rights icons that influenced our country’s progression. 

As the heart of the civil rights movement, Atlanta’s history, heritage and role in the civil rights movement gives visitors and Atlantans a number of places to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday throughout the city and much further beyond the beginning of the year. 

Things to do for MLK Day in Atlanta

Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at The King Center

Honor the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From a 10-day celebration of his life and accomplishments at the The King Center to the annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church and more, explore things to do for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Atlanta.

Explore Atlanta’s Civil Rights Legacy

Explore Atlanta’s Civil Rights Legacy

Atlanta became the cultural catalyst for the American civil rights movement. Get an in-depth look at the past and explore civil rights landmarks and museums that share the stories and celebrate the legacies of those who helped shape the city.

Lifting the Veil of Ignorance - Booker T. Washington High School

Celebrate the Legacy of Famous Civil Rights Leaders

Learn more about famous civil rights leaders, influential people and changemakers in Atlanta and their impact on the history of the city and the nation. Celebrate their legacy by visiting the places associated with their history.

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