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.
When registering, visit the Jan. 21 entries in the Montgomery County Volunteer Center calendar, select the activity and select "Respond" to finalize your registration. Blood donation is the only activity that is open for registration.
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.
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.