Join Milledgeville this January as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the legacy he left behind. Though the pandemic has caused many of the annual events to be put on hold, there are still a number of educational events being held this month in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Come celebrate the incredible achievements and the continuous march to justice that has been led through the teachings of MLK. Here is a list of events honoring MLK this month:
MLK Commemoration Events at the Georgia College’s Cultural Center
January 14-27, 2022
The Georgia College Cultural Center and Office of Inclusive Excellence is holding events for the public to commemorate the life , teachings and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! The theme for this year will align with the King Center theme: “It Starts With Me...Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community"
– On Friday, January 14th, 2022, the Cultural Center and Office of Inclusive Excellence will be hosting a ceremony on front campus to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at noon. They will also be streaming, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 2022 Virtual Beloved Community Global Summit hosted by the King Center. Join them in the cultural center or stream where you are by signing up here.
– On Saturday, January 15th, 2022, Sign up to put the teachings of Dr. King into action through community service. Students of Georgia College can register for a service site on GC Connect! Service sites include Collins P. Lee Center and Brave Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center.
– On Monday, January 17th, 2022, the Cultural Center encourages you to share your service contributions and ways that you are implementing Dr. King's philosophies in your own life, through sharing on social media with the hashtag #ITSTARTSWITHME.
– On Thursday, January 20th, 2022, the Cultural Center will be hosting an educational movie night at 6:00 p.m. (more details to follow).
– On Thursday, January 27th, 2022, the Cultural Center will be hosting another educational movie night at 6:00 p.m. (more details to follow).
"Where Do We Go From Here?" at the Floyd L. Griffin Jr. Black Heritage Plaza
January 17, 2022
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and NAACP No. 5169 have partnered for an MLK Day ceremony 11 a.m. Monday. This event, is open to the public at the Floyd L. Griffin Jr. Black Heritage Plaza located downtown Milledgeville right next to Allen's Market on Wayne Street.
The Rev. Dr. B.L. Warren of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church has been tabbed as the guest speaker. Due to the prevalence of the omicron variant of COVID-19, masks are required to attend the outdoor event. There is traditionally a march through Milledgeville and service at Flagg Chapel Baptist Church, but those activities are being foregone this year due to COVID.
“American Hypocrisy: The Great Migration and Racism” at the Sallie Ellis Davis House
January 4 - March 4, 2022
Learn more about racism in our society through a new exhibit at the Sallie Ellis Davis House. This exhibit will be featured on the house tour and will tell the unheard African American story. The Sallie Ellis Davis House was the home of a dedicated and passionate Baldwin County educator. Davis was born in 1877 to an African American woman and a native Irish man. She was responsible for educating hundreds of African American children despite the odds in a segregated South. Ms. Davis worked her entire career as a teacher and principal at the Eddy School to touch the lives of Baldwin County children. Tour her home to learn more about her heroic story.