Area MLK Day Events and Service Opportunities

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at his "I Have a Dream Speech" on August 28, 1963. | Photo: AP

MILWAUKEE - Today is the 25th national observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

It marks the birth of the civil rights leader who helped change American culture during the 1950's and 60's.

A number of events are happening in Milwaukee to mark the occasion.  Among them: 

Discovery World "Eyes on the Prize" Documentary
Starting at 9:00 a.m. at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee

Martin Luther King Library MLK Day Youth Events
Starting at 9:00 a.m. at MLK Library, 3:10 W. Locust Street in Milwaukee

Listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech 
Don't Tell The Boss: Dr. King's Premonitions

Milwaukee Public Museum MLK Day Events
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 West Wells Street in Milwaukee

NAACP "Making The Day Count"
10:30 a.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1345 West Burleigh in Milwaukee

Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum Movie Marathon
1:00 p.m. at Black Historical Society, 2620 West Center Street in Milwaukee

Milwaukee County Annual King Day Celebration
2:30 p.m. at the King Community Center, 1531 West Vliet Street in Milwaukee

Carroll University MLK Celebration
4:00 p.m. at Stackner Ballroom, Carroll University, 101 N. East Avenue in Waukesha

Archdiocese of Milwaukee MLK Prayer Service
6:30 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church, 4051 North 25th Street in Milwaukee

Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee Listing of MLK Day Service Opportunities