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 emily@bluesdanceatl.org or message the facebook page at m.me/BrickyardBluesATL. 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: http://bit.ly/brickyard-blues-map-2019

Interested in Volunteering on your own?

Hands on Atlanta looks to mobilize over 1500 adults on January 21. https://www.handsonatlanta.org/upcoming-events/

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

https://www.nps.gov/malu/index.htm

Fire Station No. 6

https://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/firestation_no_6.htm

Visitor Center

https://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/visitor_center.htm

BEHOLD Monument

https://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/behold_monument.htm

"I Have A Dream" World Peace Rose Garden

https://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/mlk_jr_world_peace_rose_garden.htm http://worldpeacerosegardens.org/projects-martinlutherking.htm

Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

https://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/ebenezer_baptist_church.htm https://ebenezeratl.org/im-new-here/

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

https://www.nps.gov/malu/planyourvisit/the_king_center.htm http://www.thekingcenter.org/

The Center for Civil and Human Rights

https://www.civilandhumanrights.org/

Atlanta History Center

http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/programs/martin-luther-king-jr.-day-free-admission-at-atlanta-history-center-and-atlanta-history-center-midtown

APEX Museum

https://www.apexmuseum.org/