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MLK Association of Asheville
"Our LIVES Begin To End The Day
We Become SILENT About Things That MATTER"
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The 39th Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville

Doors open at 7:30 AM See Schedule.

Shuttle service available. See Details.

Keynote Speaker

Author of “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing.”

Dr. Joy DeGruy


The 2020 Prayer Breakfast has been SOLD OUT!

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.


2019 Prayer Breakfast Sponsors




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.



To the MLK Association or the Scholarship Fund to aid our mission of
preserving and advancing the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


The MLK Association of Asheville &
Buncombe County, Inc.
PO Box 328
Asheville, NC 28802-0328


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Prayer Breakfast: Saturday, January 18, 2020. Join us for the 39th annual event at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Asheville, NC.

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