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.

News & Events


The Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Council is accepting nominations for the “Salute to Greatness” Awards.

The award are given to individuals and an organization in the Northwest Arkansas community that exemplifies excellence in leadership and has a demonstrated commitment to social responsibility in the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


To submit a nomination, visit the following website:     
 NWA MLK Salute to Greatness Awards Nomination Form


Deadline for Nominations:  Friday, October 2nd, 2020.


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