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The NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council









Theme: “MLK50 Forward: Together We Win with Love for Humanity


Saturday, January 13th

Community Service Project
Yvonne Richardson Community Center

240 E. Rock Street, Fayetteville, AR 72701

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

 For more information contact: John L Colbert (479) 435-1393



Sunday, January 14th

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service

St. James Missionary Baptist Church

764 W. North Street ~ Fayetteville, AR

3:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Roderick L. Smothers

President of Philander Smith College.

Co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Monday, January 15th

MLK Dream Keepers’ Youth Prayer Breakfast

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

8:00 a.m.


MLK Dream Keepers’ Youth Activity

University of Arkansas HPER Building ~ Fayetteville, AR

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


Inaugural MLK Parade and Unity Celebration

Starting at Parson Stadium ~ Springdale, AR

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: D’Andre Jones

NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council


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

12:00 noon

Sponsored by UA Associated Student Government & Black Students Association


21st Annual Recommitment Banquet

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

7:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Rev. R. Janae Pitts-Murdock

Connections Pastor, First Christian Church of Rogers



2018 Recommitment Banquet Tickets SOLD OUT

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Northwest Arkansas MLK Council

PO Box 3453
Fayetteville, AR 72702