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


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 Prayer Breakfast, Youth Awards Celebration, 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 and our shared dreams.

From time to time we also undertake special programming events, such as the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism, the commissioning and installation of the King statue in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Asheville, and classes in nonviolence. Please check this page from time to time to see what else is coming up.

The 2018 Stand Against Racism, in conjunction w the Stephens-Lee Alumni Association, focused on “Celebrating the Legacy of African American Education Pioneers, was held Friday, April 29, at the Stephens-Lee Center–the Castle on the Hill–in Asheville’s historic East End, the program presented panel discussions on:

  • Early African American Educators
  • the Legacy of Isaac Dickson
  • the Legacy of Lucy Herring
  • the History of Stephens-Lee & other Feeder Schools
  • the First African American Students at Mars Hill College
Stand Against Racism


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


Advertising for our 2018 Prayer Breakfast Souvenir Journal is now available. Please click the link below for our rate card, or you may email us at or call 828-301-8968 to discuss your design options and preferences for the 2018 Journal.


Prayer Breakfast: Saturday, January 13, 2018. Join us for the 37th annual event at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Asheville, NC.

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