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Welcome To The MLK Celebration Sacramento Event 2017!

This is the official website for the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebration Event in Sacramento, California.

We are pleased to announce the MLK Celebration event is moving to larger event space at Sacramento State University. The MLK Committee is thrilled with the change in venue as the ballroom will provide more space to accommodate all those who want to attend.

Save The Date
18th annual MLK Celebration

University Ballroom – Sacramento State University
Saturday, February 4, 2017

Through peaceful protest, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his life as a social activist working against injustice. Dr. King worked to end the legal segregation of African Americans, founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and his life had a profound impact on race relations in the United States.  Since it was first observed nationwide in January of 1986, the holiday commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has served as a reminder of his legacy to the causes of civil rights, nonviolent opposition, and community service.

In 2002, Sacramentans Dr. Dorothy Enomoto, a classmate and close friend of Dr. King, and her husband, Jerry Enomoto co-founded the greater Sacramento region’s annual tribute event to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  With the late Congressman Robert T. Matsui serving as honorary co-chair in the early years, the MLK Celebration event has brought together thousands of elected officials, community and business leaders, law enforcement, nonprofit groups, clergy from all denominations, community members, educators, students and more to remember and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.

Today we continue to celebrate Dr. King’s commitment to helping change the world for the better.  Please join us for the 18th annual MLK Event on Saturday, February 4, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you.

The MLK Celebration Committee




An Interview with Louis Morton from the 2014 MLK Dinner

View our interview with Louis Morton who gives a firsthand account from his attendance at the August 28, 1963 event where he heard Dr. Martin Luther King deliver his “I Have A Dream” speech.

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