Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) served as a Baptist minister and social activist who's leadership was key to the civil rights movement being successful in ending legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other areas of the United States. King promoted nonviolent protest tactics, such as the massive March on Washington in 1963 where King delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech. The efforts in these nonviolent tactics to achieve civil rights for all, lead to Martin Luther King, Jr. accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
Come join the Haines City Northeast Revitalization Group and the City of Haines City as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy with a series of events throughout the city.
Sunday 1/19/2020 Event: 2nd Annual MLK Gospel Music Festival “Power & Praise in the Park” Music, dance & food vendors Where: Lake Eva Park Bandshell When: 3PM
Monday 1/20/2020 Event: MLK Day of Service in the Community Food & Clothing Giveaway Where: The Haines City Police substation next to the Oakland Senior Center When: 10AM-12PM
Tuesday 1/21/2020 Event: MLK Literacy Day Where: The Haines City Public Library Community Room When: 6PM-9PM
Friday 1/24/2020 Event: 2nd Annual MLK Scholarship Brunch Where: Lake Eva Event Center When: 11AM
Oakland Neighborhood Center Physical Address 915 Ave E Haines City, FL 33844