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2014 Date Event Description Location

Saturday
January 18

9:00 a.m. -
Noon

King Holiday Birthday Party
MLKCC in collaboration with HandsOn Broward will provide service opportunities for every member of the family.  From making sandwiches for the homeless to writing letters to our service men and women overseas, there will be unlimited ways to celebrate through service!  The Day of Service will end with a huge birthday cake and party, celebrating Dr. King.  More...
African American Research Library and Cultural Center and Delevoe Park
Both located at 2650 N.W. 6th Street (Sistrunk Boulevard) in Fort Lauderdale

Saturday
January 18

1:00 p.m.

MLK Teen Summit: "Change Yourself Before You Change Me"
This year’s summit is specifically designed by youth for youth who want to make a difference.  Teen oriented performances, celebrity appearances, youth awards and panel discussions featuring the student organization, the Dream Defenders.  More...
African American Research Library and Cultural Center 
2650 NW 6th Street (Sistrunk Boulevard) in Fort Lauderdale

Saturday
January 18

6:00 p.m. -
8:00 p.m.

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Exhibit Reception
An exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through images by Bob Adelman, the world-renowned photo journalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement. More...
The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale

Sunday
January 19

5:30 p.m.

Defending the Dream...50 Years Later
Free gospel concert and variety show presented by the Caribbean Cultural Coalition, Inc. in association with the City of Sunrise and Dr. MLKCC featuring gospel, jazz and Caribbean music.  More...
Sunrise Civic Center Theater
10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard

Monday
January 20

 

King Holiday Parade and Non-Violent March
 9:30 a.m. -Line-up begins at NW 31st Avenue and Sistrunk Boulevard
10:30 a.m. -Parade begins from Dr. MLK Elementary School
More...

High School Battle of the Bands and Non-Violent Rally
11:30 a.m. Dillard Highschool Football Field
More...

Dr. MLK Elementary School
591 NW 31st Street
Lauderhill, FL
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Dillard High School
2501 NW 11th Street
Fort Lauderdale

Saturday-
Sunday
January 11-12, 2014

10:00 a.m. -
5:30 p.m.

Save Our African American Treasures
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Broward County African-American Research Library and Cultural Center will co-host a two-day program to help South Florida residents identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance tucked away in their attics, closets and garages