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Visit the Atlanta History Center for Free; Participate in MLK Day Events

Annual commemorative services at Ebenezer Baptist Church and the annual MLK Day March and Rally offer chances for residents celebrate the holiday.

Lovett School will participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Commemorative March & Rally for a 14th year.
Lovett School will participate in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Commemorative March & Rally for a 14th year.

Buckhead and the rest of Metro Atlanta offer many opportunities to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

In Buckhead, the Atlanta History Center is offering free admission all day. This features all-inclusive access to exhibitions in the Atlanta History Museum; experiences at the 1928 Swan House and the 1860 Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; and 22 acres of gardens and trails.

The MLK Day 5K will be held on 10th Street at Piedmont Park. The event starts at 7 a.m. and ends at noon. It will require closure of 10th Street between Charles Allen and Monroe.

Ebenezer Baptist Church will host the annual commemorative services at 10 a.m.

Auburn Avenue – in front of the MLK Center – will be the location for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Commemorative March & Rally. The event starts at 1:45 p.m. and will end by 4:30 p.m.

A section of Peachtree Street between Baker Street and Auburn Avenue will be closed.

Among the participants in the March and Rally will be students, faculty, and parents of the Lovett and Breakthrough Atlanta communities.

Many students will meet at Lovett School first, where they will participate in a student-led service at 11:45 a.m. The program will be followed by a pizza lunch served in the Middle School Multipurpose Room at 12:30 p.m. Everyone will then board buses and leave for downtown at 1:15 p.m.

Other Lovett supporters interested in joining the group downtown can meet them at the intersection of Peachtree and Portman (near the Peachtree Marta Station) no later than 1:50 p.m. The march will begin at 2 p.m.

This will be the 14th year Lovett has participated in the MLK March and Rally. It is one of the only independent schools so actively involved. Organizers expect as many as 250 people from the Lovett community participate in the March this year.

See also: What will be closed Monday on MLK Day?


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