MLK Events

2018 Carolinas HealthCare System Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in celebrating and promoting the worth of every human being. In his pursuit of equal rights by nonviolent means, Dr. King encouraged diverse cultures to live together in a spirit of love, understanding and service to one another.​​

In that same spirit, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, through their Community Relations Committee, came together to expand our community's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg MLK National Holiday Celebration. Through these events, we celebrate those who are committed to carrying Dr. King's legacy forward from generation to generation.​​


MLK Holiday ParadeMLK Parade
Community Organzations, march bands, step and drill teams
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MLK Call to ServiceHands on Charlotte
Family-friendly service activities
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MLK Growing the DreamMLK Growing Dream
Honoring community members
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MLK March of CommitmentMarch of Commitment
Charlotte's move toward a more just community page navigation
MLK Memorial ServiceMLK Memorial Service
Commemorate the life and death of Dr. King.
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MLK Medallion AwardMLK Promo Link - Medallion
Individuals who exemplify the ideals of Dr. King
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MLK National ObservanceWriting Contest
Multimedia display of the arts featuring CMS students
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Parade Volunteer Sign-Up
Volunteers are needed to help stage the Uptown MLK Holiday Parade on Saturday, January 13
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​2018 Carolinas HealthCare System Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration Sponsors


Carolinas HealthCare System


Food Lion




Radio One



Center City Partners

Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority

Beasley Media Group

Charlotte Post

Community Stakeholder 

Frito Lay

QuikTrip Corporation

Motivation Marketing

Ingersoll Rand


Black Business Owners of Charlotte

Heal Charlotte

EmpowHERment, Inc.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

The Mint Museum

New South Progressives



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