The 39th Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville
Dr. Joy DeGruy
Peace March & Rally: Monday, January 20, 11:30 a.m., Formerly, Berry Temple United Methodist Church 34 College Pl, Asheville, NC 28801. FREE and open to the public.
Candlelight Service: Monday, January 20, 6:00 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, Church Street. FREE and open to the public.
Prayer Breakfast Keynote Speaker Author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing.” Dr. Joy DeGruy
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association hosts its annual Prayer Breakfast each January on the Saturday of the federal King Holiday weekend, with a keynote speaker chosen by our Board of Directors. Other organizations, including those that support our work, may hold their own events to honor Dr. King. We trust our supporters will recognize and honor our work and status as an independent organization.
For many years the special events to honor Dr. King on the weekend of his birthday have been the primary focus of the MLK Association. Our Candlelight Service and March & Rally for justice have drawn huge crowds, positive press coverage, and important support in the community for Dr. King’s vision.