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Atlanta Events That Celebrate the King Legacy

Atlanta Events That Celebrate the King Legacy

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Shane Harrison - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A Legacy of Excellence: Generations of African American Exceptionalism in the United States. This exhibit by Atlanta artist Nelson Williams honors both the historical and contemporary contributions of African-Americans and is presented in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Through Feb. 24. Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, 101 Auburn Ave. N.E., Atlanta. The King Center’s Salute to Greatness Award Dinner 2013. 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19. $250. Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom, 265 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. Emory Community Choral Festival. Presented by the Atlanta Sacred Chorale with the Morehouse College Glee Club, the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir and the Lanier Chamber Singers. The program includes tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. 8 p.m. Jan. 19. Free. Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Road, Atlanta. 404-727-5050. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative ServiceTributes to the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from national and international leaders. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Samuel Rodriguez president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. 8 a.m. Jan. 21. Open to the public (limited seating). Ebenezer Baptist Church-Horizon Sanctuary, 407 Auburn Ave. N.E., 404-526-8911. Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Craft Day. 9 a.m. Jan. 21. $35-$66. Vinings School of Art, 1675 Cumberland Parkway, Smyrna. 678-213-4278. “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.” The Cobb County NAACP and Cobb County government co-host a ceremony honoring King’s legacy. 9 a.m. Jan. 21. Free. Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. MLK Day of Service 2013. 9 a.m. Jan. 21. Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave., Clarkston. 404-501-0107. Atlanta History Center. Free admission in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 100 Years of Hospitality. 10 a.m. Jan. 21. 130 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000. Ben Hill United Methodist Church Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Rev. Olujimi Brown of the IMPACT Church of the West End will deliver the keynote address. 10 a.m. Jan. 21. Free. 2099 Fairburn Road, Atlanta. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21. Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-5437. NAACP DeKalb County Branch 11th Annual Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Parade and Rally. Ending with a rally at Martin Luther King Jr. High School at 3991 Snapfinger Road in Lithonia. Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Ray of Hope Christian Church, 2778 Snapfinger Road, Decatur. King Holiday March and Rally. Assembly at Peachtree and Baker streets at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 21; rally follows at the King National Historic Site. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, 450 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-331-5190. For more King Center activities, check the King Holiday Observances page. For more service opportunities, go to Allstate's Give Back Day page or Hands on Atlanta's MLK Day of Service page to find volunteer events in the Atlanta area. READ MORE:  http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/entertainment/events-celebrate-king-le...