Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events in North Texas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be honored on Monday, January 18th of this year. The day is a federal holiday in America that marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is celebrated every year on the third Monday in January, around the king’s birthday, January 15th.

As with almost every event last year, the MLK Day events will look very different this year due to COVID-19.

NBC DFW has been working to compile a list of events across North Texas to honor the civil rights leader. You can see them below.

  • You can now visit Tarrant County College’s MLK Historical Timeline Exhibit through January 18. This virtual experience focuses on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and important moments that took place during the civil rights movement. It also includes a curated list of resources and information on how we use Dr. King’s legacy can continue. Click here for more information.
  • Beginning January 14, the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum will honor civil rights pioneers with events promoting peace, unity and hope. They will also mark Dr. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and recognize those who have helped lead the country as change makers for social justice. The events run until January 18th. More information can be found here.
  • Arlington’s “Advancing The Dream” celebration is an event for all ages! The four day celebration features free virtual programs that empower the DFW community! Events include: an award banquet, a day of service, a step show, the Poetry Meets Jazz event and much more! The events start on January 15th and last until January 18th. Click here to get more information.
  • “King Boulevard” is a film that “… shows the confusing phenomena of many streets on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that are in depraved neighborhoods.” Have a free virtual block party with the movie’s creators, where attendees hear from the creative team behind the project, take part in a community panel, and enjoy the spoken word and musical guest. This event will take place on January 17th at 3pm. Click here for more information.

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