News & Events

Sunday, January 18, 2014


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service

St. James Baptist Church ~ 764 W. North Street ~ Fayetteville, AR, 3:00 p.m.

This event is hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. & NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council.  The featured speaker Rev. Dwight Townsend of Little Rock, AR.


Monday, January 19, 2014


MLK Dream Keepers’ Community Service Programs

Youth Prayer Breakfast & Activity

University of Arkansas Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House

 491 N. Razorback Rd. ~ Fayetteville, AR, 8 a.m.

The purpose of this event is to allow youth to come together in prayer and reflect on how Dr. King's dream has impacted their lives. There will be several youth speakers discussing freedom, equality, and justice for all.  The youth will go to the University of Arkansas HPER building at 9:30 a.m. to engage in recreational games such as basketball, volleyball and soccer.  Sponsored by the NWA MLK Council, UA Intramural Sports, and Intercollegiate Athletes.


MLK March/City Award Program

Walton Arts Center Parking Lot ~ Fayetteville, AR, 11:15 a.m.

Inclement Weather Location ~ University of Arkansas Union ~ Verizon Ballroom

The City of Fayetteville will honor a city employee that exhibits the spirit and legacy of Dr. King.  The march will begin at the Walton Arts Center parking lot and end at the Arkansas Union at the University of Arkansas. In case of inclement weather, participants will meet at the University of Arkansas Union, Verizon Ballroom.  This event is sponsored by the City of Fayetteville and NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council.


19th Annual Recommitment Banquet

Fayetteville Town Center

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

This event will be hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council.  In addition, the MLK Scholarships will be awarded and the 2015 Salute to Greatness honorees will be recognized for outstanding community service.

The honorees are:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Dr. Eddie W. Jones
  • Ernestine White-Gibson Individual Achievement Award recipient is Dr. Stephanie Adams
  • Rodney Momon Youth Award recipient is Ayana Gray
  • Rev. J.A. Hawkins Posthumous Award recipient is the late Jonathan Nelson
  • Corporation of Year Award recipient is Procter & Gamble


Ticket costs are $30.00 for adults and $20.00 for students (this includes K-12 students and undergraduate students).  For banquet ticket information, CLICK HERE, email or call 479-575-4825. Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies and organizations.  For more information, contact Danielle L. Wood, 479-575-4825 or visit our Sponsorship Page.



The 19th annual Recommitment Banquet will be held January 19, 2015 @ 7 pm.  You may purchase tickets HERE

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