Martin Luther King Day Possibilities

Atlanta has a very rich and complicated history in civil rights, jazz, blues, and art. The BluesDance ATL team has crafted Brickyard Blues to be an event that aims to celebrate and cultivate a sense of respect in this city, it's tumultuous history, and it's rich cultural heritage.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was from Atlanta, and in his footsteps you can find many educational, philanthropic, and social activities that celebrate his legacy. Also a tradition in Atlanta on MLK day is "a day ON - not a day off." If you are interested in engaging in service opportunities - email or message the facebook page at We may have a small group doing service with seniors in MLK's home neighborhood, the Old Fourth Ward.

There will be many opportunities all over Atlanta for education, exploration, service and to celebrate his life, ideas and deeds.

This list will be updated and expanded, so please check back.

There is an entire layer for sites and activities related to Dr. King on the Brickyard Blues Google map:

Interested in Volunteering on your own?

Hands on Atlanta looks to mobilize over 1500 adults on January 21.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

Fire Station No. 6

Visitor Center

BEHOLD Monument

"I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden

Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

The King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Dr. & Mrs. King's Tomb, and Freedom Hall

The Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta History Center

APEX Museum