Welcome to the Northwest Arkansas MLK Council

The mission of the Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council is to continue to advance and promote the dream, life, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which emphasizes love and action.


Our purpose is to promote awareness, education, and unity throughout the Northwest Arkansas community.  We solicit and encourage all Northwest Arkansas residents and communities to participate and contribute to the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life and Legacy.

Visit News & Event for the 

2021 MLK Calendar of Events

Donate to NWA MLK Council on
Monday January 18th 
Walmart's MLK Day of Giving!
Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership, Walmart is hosting a one-day, online MLK Day of Giving matching campaign for U.S. Walmart, Sam’s Club and brand family associates as well as any consumer on January 18 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EST.
Please consider donating to the NWA MLK Council. Donations will go towards funding the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund as well as outreach and community service programs.

As we celebrate our 25th year, this opportunity will assist us with planning opportunities to establish a legacy of giving that will sustain our vision, mission and goals.


For more details about the Walmart MLK Day of Giving visit Walmart.com/DayofGiving

A Message on the George Floyd Tragedy


We, the members of the NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council stand in unison with our brothers and sisters of all races as we mourn the injustice and killing of George Floyd.

We ask all of our brothers and sisters to speak out about this injustice that occurs with black and brown people whether it is COVID -19 or the senseless killings of African American men and women.


"There comes a time when silence is betrayal." "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." "Only in the darkness can you see the stars." Dr. King


#saytheirnames #icantbreathe #endracism


Dr. John L. Colbert, President 

We are pleased to

announce our


Scholarship Recipients

Please join us in congratulating our 

2021 Salute to Greatness Awards Recipients 

      We appreciate the contrbutions of our                                   2021 Major Sponsors 




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Contact Us

Please email us at contactus@nwamlk.org


Northwest Arkansas MLK Council

PO Box 3453
Fayetteville, AR 72702