News & Events



21st Annual Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday




Theme: “There is but One Race, and that is The Human Race


Thursday, January 12th

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  “I Have A Dream” Essay Contest
Bentonville Community Center

1101 SW Citizens Circle, Bentonville AR,  72712

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Bentonville Community Center


Saturday, January 14th

MLK Service Project

7 Hills Homeless Center

Walker Residential Community

828 Seven Hills Court, Fayetteville, AR 72701

9 AM - 12 PM

For additional information, contact

Deshaun Artis (512) 966-4805 or

John L Colbert - (479) 435-1393

We will be moving, packing, cleaning and organizing rooms for new tenants.


Sunday, January 15th

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. Antonio Dixon

Pastor, Steeple Chase Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA

Co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Monday, January 16th

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



MLK Freedom March

Lot 56 at the Corner of MLK Blvd & Razorback Road (across from Chick Fil A)

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: TBD


21st Annual Recommitment Banquet

Fayetteville Town Center ~ 15 West Mountain Street ~ Fayetteville, AR

7:00 p.m.


Keynote Speaker: Cynthia Nance, J.D.

Dean Emeritus and Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law

University of Arkansas School of Law



2018 Recommitment Banquet Tickets  Coming Soon!

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Northwest Arkansas MLK Council

PO Box 3453
Fayetteville, AR 72702