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Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Nashville

There are many ways to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Nashville.
See below to view the upcoming events in Music City.

The Civil Rights Collection

The Civil Rights Collection at the Nashville Public Library features black & white photos from the Civil Rights era in Nashville and a circular table in the center of the room representing the lunch counters of Nashville – sites of many sit-in protests that fueled the Civil Rights Movement.

Ongoing Nashville Downtown Library


Protecting The Dream

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series was established at Vanderbilt University in 1985. During this national holiday, the university community gathers for a series of programs honoring King’s life and legacy, including a city-wide march, community service, educational forums, and lectures. We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, a respected professor, gifted writer, inspirational preacher, knowledgeable lecturer, and television personality.

January 10-16 Throughout Nashville


Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. Convocation

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored at Fisk University from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in a special ceremony.


Let Freedom Sing

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement are honored at the Nashville Symphony’s annual Let Freedom Sing concert. Annually, this free festival celebrates social justice and equality with classical works and popular songs.



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