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THE NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. COUNCIL




21st Annual Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday



Theme: “Celebrating our Past, Recommitting to His Dream"


Friday, January 15th

“I Have A Dream Speeches”

Center1101 SW Citizens Circle ~ Bentonville, AR,

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by Bentonville Community


Saturday, January 16th

Community Service Project
Seven (7) Hills Day Center for the Homeless
1555 W. MLK Blvd ~ Fayetteville, AR

9:00 a.m.

Co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Sunday, January 17th

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service

St. James Missionary Baptist Church ~ 764 W. North Street ~ Fayetteville, AR

3:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Jeff Flannigan

Co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Monday, January 18th
MLK Dream Keepers’ Community Service Programs

Youth Prayer Breakfast

Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House ~ 491 N. Razorback Rd ~ Fayetteville, AR

8:00 a.m.


Youth Activity

University of Arkansas HPER Building ~ Fayetteville, AR

9:30 a.m.
Co-sponsored by UA Intramural Sports and Intercollegiate Athletes


Monday, January 18th
MLK Freedom March

Corner of MLK Blvd & Razorback Road ~ Fayetteville, AR

11:15 a.m.

Inclement Weather Location: University of Arkansas Union - Verizon Ballroom


Noon-Day Vigil

University of Arkansas Union - Verizon Ballroom ~ Fayetteville, AR

12:00 noon

Sponsored by UA Associated Student Government & Black Students Association


ARVEST Service of Reflection

ARVEST Plaza, Downtown Location~ 75 North East Street~ Fayetteville, AR

2:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Mrs. Betty Davis, Retired Practical Nurse and Navy Veteran

20th Annual Recommitment Banquet

Fayetteville Town Center

15 West Mountain ~ Fayetteville, AR, 7:00 p.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council presents "Celebrating Our Past, Recommitting to his Dream".  Our keynote speaker will be Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer. In addition, the MLK Scholarships will be awarded and the 2016 Salute to Greatness honorees will be recognized for outstanding community service.


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Northwest Arkansas MLK Council

PO Box 3453
Fayetteville, AR 72702