Milwaukee and Atlanta, Georgia are the only cities to have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984. The event is free admission and open to the public. Paid parking is available at the Marcus Center Parking Structure on East State Street.
The Celebration will commence at 1:00 PM in Uihlein Hall, which will include a multicultural performing arts salute to Dr. King. Representation from community organization will include Capita Production’s “We Are The Drums,” the Milwaukee Chinese Youth Orchestra, Discovering Our Destiny, Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil and much more. This event has played to capacity crowds for the past several years.
Another highlight of our programming will include honoring those students who have interpreted Dr. King’s words through art, speech, and writing. The theme this year is “Maintain Faith in the Future” which was selected from many of Dr. King’s speeches and writings, but most notably from a collection of his works in A Testament of Hope: the Essential Writings and Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition, the United States Postal Service will be unveiling another stamp as part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series.
WHO: Speech, writing, and art contest winners Student Groups in the Milwaukee Area MLK Steering Committee
DATE: Sunday, January 15, 2012
TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Uihlein Hall – Marcus Center for the Performing Arts 929 North Water Street Milwaukee
1:00 p.m. curtain time, no admittance allowed after the performance begins.