Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Rockville’s 47th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will include multicultural performances, awards and a keynote speech by Justin Hansford, the executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C.

The program’s theme of “Enduring Hope, Enduring Progress” will reflect on how to keep hope alive while enduring tough times. The celebration is free and open to all ages. A reception will follow.

The celebration is free and open to all ages. A reception will follow.

 Event Date

Monday, January 21, 2019

Richard Montgomery High School
250 Richard Montgomery Drive

For information about access, call the city’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at 240-314-8108.

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 Still have questions? Contact: 

Community Engagement
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240-314-8316
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111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850

Event Details

TimeEvent
9:30 a.m.Community service project opportunities and voter registration 
11 a.m.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program starts
12:30 p.m.Reception and continuation of service projects and voter registration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Take part in the community service activities as part of the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, before the program, from 9:30-11 a.m., and after the program, from 12:30-2 p.m.

Ways to participate:

  • Donate Blood
  • Create Cards of Encouragement for Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Serve as a Companion for the Day, Accompanying a Senior to the Celebration
  • Prepare Emergency Kits for Homeless Families

Register to Volunteer

When registering, visit the Jan. 21 entries in the Montgomery County Volunteer Center calendar, select the activity and select "Respond" to finalize your registration.

Award Nominations

As part of the celebration, the City of Rockville’s Human Rights Commission will present three awards.  


Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award Nominations 

The Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award is given to a student from a Rockville high school who has worked to fulfill Dr. King's dream. Find and submit the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award nomination form online.

Nominate


F. Michael Taff Award Nominations

The F. Michael Taff Award is given to a business, organization or adult that has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Find and submit the F. Michael Taff Award nomination form online.

Nominate