MLK Day Celebrations

Created to honor the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., MLK Day is celebrated on the 3rd Monday in January (this year it is January 16th). The spirit of the day is best described by his widow Coretta Scott King:

On this holiday, we commemorate the universal, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence that empowered his revolutionary spirit.

You can read her full remarks HERE. Join in the celebration with one of the many family-friendly events happening in Nashville.

Annual March and Convocation – Nashville

The MLK Day and March is celebrating 34 years in 2023. It is one of the oldest Martin Luther King Day commemorative marches in the country. There are events starting on Tuesday, January 10th and you can get all the details HERE

Fisk University – Nashville

Belmont University – Nashville

Vanderbilt University – Nashville

There are no upcoming events.


Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. at home?

Learn more about Nashville’s Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Nashville’s downtown library is home to the Civil Rights room and collection. There is a lunch counter where you can sit and read about the protests during the sit-ins carried out by brave African Americans in the 1960s. Photographs line the room highlighting desegregation and Nashville’s role in the Civil Rights Movement. 

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Lauren is a transplant from Texas and has become a local tourist exploring the area with her two children. She loves to discover new places in Nashville to share with others.

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