Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Peace In A Pandemic

Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be celebrated differently due to Covid-19. While Atlanta won’t be packed with live events this Monday, people are still finding ways to celebrate the memory and message of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

This year, the MLK March Committee will not be hosting a physical march in Atlanta. Instead, the organization has opted to host a virtual rally through its website on MLK Day at 2 p.m. But for those more interested in a physical movement, the MLK 5K will be held at Stone Mountain Park on Jan.18. Registration for the race includes a pass to the park.

As in the past, the MLK Commemorative Service will still be held. However, it will be virtual and live streamed on the King Center’s website, Facebook page and Fox 5.

For those inclined to the outdoors, all national parks permit free admission to everyone on MLK Day.

Hands On Atlanta is hosting its Sunday Supper virtually and is welcoming a long list of Georgia’s leaders to speak during the event.