Celebrate our history as Dublin GA commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on Saturday, January 13th at noon in Downtown Dublin. Historically, with over 175 floats, Dublin’s Martin Luther King Jr. Parade has been the second largest in Georgia!
Make history with your own float as the parade marches down Telfair Street through Downtown Dublin to the Bellevue historic district.
The deadline for entries is December 15th.
The theme for this year’s parade is: “Living the Dream: It Starts With Me – Spreading Hope, Courage and Unity”. Please incorporate the theme with your entry. Decorated FLOATS are strongly encouraged!
In honor of Dr. King’s legacy of service through his philosophy of nonviolence, and service to humanity, all group leaders are encouraged to emphasize the importance of your members and their families coming out and viewing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade on January 13, 2024, one positive method of helping to keep Dr. King’s legacy alive.
For more information, call Royce J. Hall at 478-697-1107
If your hunger for history has your tummy rumbling, the Fun Saturday In The Park will keep you filled during the festivities! Between 9 AM and 5 PM march over to Market On Madison and side-up to your choice of food truck. This year, turn up the fun factor with bouncy house, petting zoo and more!.
Have a food, will travel? Contact Fran Wells at 478-697-7858.
On April 17, 1944, the Colored Elks Clubs of Georgia held their state convention at First African Baptist Church in Dublin and sponsored an essay contest. A 15 year old student at Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta delivered a speech entitled “The Negro and the Constitution.” Little did the audience realize they were witnessing the first public speech by Dr. Martin L. King, Jr., and the start of the Civil Rights Movement.
Be a part of history participating in the annual Oratorical Speech Contest. Contest packet and theme coming soon!
For more information on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his connection to Dublin’s First African Baptist Church, click HERE!