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dr. martin luther king jr. activities & events
 
 
Celebrate the histories and experience the cultures of communities, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  This E-blast showcases a sampling of MLK Day events and service projects happening in Greater Miami and Miami Beach taking place January 15-17.
 
“The time is always right to do what is right” – Martin Luther King Jr.
 
 
 
 
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Dr. Martin Luther King's Impact on Miami
 
Miami has a special claim to Dr. King. He visited the city regularly and would stay at the Historic Hampton House when he visited. The hotel was the place to be for the black community in Miami, and other notables who stayed there include Muhammad Ali, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jackie Robinson and many others. In fact, Dr. King delivered an early version of his “I Have A Dream” speech at the Hampton House in 1960.
 
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MLK JR. PARADE & FESTIVITIES
 
 
Art of Black Miami
 
45th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade & Festivities
 
On Monday, January 17, Miami celebrates this federal holiday with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade & Festivities in Liberty City. In 1977, Miami was the first city in the country to organize a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade with the leadership of Preston Marshall. The parade features floats, marching bands, Carnaval dancers, student athletes and community leaders along Liberty City’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. It culminates in a festival at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park where a statue of the reverend has been erected. The festivities promote collaboration to produce an intergenerational celebration that cultivates racial pride and nurture community building. The GMCVB is a sponsor of the MLK Jr. Day Parade & Festivities.
 
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29TH ANNUAL ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SCHOLARSHIP BREAKFAST
 
 
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5000 Role Models of Excellence Foundation Presents the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast
 
Since Congresswoman Frederica Wilson founded the 5000 Role Models of Excellence mentoring program in 1993 the organization has paired about 10,000 at-risk students with mentors to steer them away from crime and violence. This year the breakfast will be held virtually on Monday, January 17 at 9:00 a.m. while honoring the life and teachings of the Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The GMCVB is an annual supporter of this event.
 
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COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
 
 
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MLK Day of Service
 
Undeniably the most visible figure in the Civil Rights movement, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is honored across the country annually on the third Monday in January with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It's the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Throughout the long weekend, this day is celebrated with various events and service projects held across Greater Miami and Miami Beach.
 
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ART OF BLACK MIAMI & MLK
 
 
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Kimpton Hotels Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend with Pop-Up Art Exhibits by Local Black Artists
 
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Kimpton hotels EPIC, Palomar South Beach, Surfcomber and Anglers South Beach will pay homage to the holiday by hosting local artist pop-up events over the long weekend. In partnership with the GMCVB, each hotel will spotlight one local Black artist by displaying several curated pieces in its lobby and also host intimate artist meet and greets during its nightly social hour, where guests can connect directly with the artist. RSVPs are not required as the events are open to both guests and the public. 
 
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THE MULTICULTURAL TOURISM & DEVELOPMENT TEAM
 
 
 
Connie Kinnard
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