Items tagged: MLK

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration a Huge Success

The Countywide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee presented three awards that upheld the ideals of Dr. King at a celebration on January 17 at The Vineyard Church in Urbana. The event began with hors d’oeuvres at 3:00 p.m. and the program started at 4:00 p.m.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Sampson Davis, an […]


Dr. Sampson Davis to Provide Keynote Speech at 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

Organizers of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration are honored to announce that Dr. Sampson Davis will be the keynote speaker at next year’s event.  The celebration will be held on Friday, January 17, 2020, at The Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana). A reception will be held starting at 3:00 […]


Father Michael Pfleger to Provide Keynote Speech at 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

Organizers of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Countywide Celebration are honored to welcome inspirational pastor and activist Father Michael L. Pfleger as the keynote speaker at this year’s event.  This year’s celebration will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019, at The Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana). Entertainment and hors […]


Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration to be held on January 18, 2019

The 2019 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 18, at 4:00 p.m. This event is being held at the Vineyard Church, 1500 North Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana.  As always, the event is free and open to the public and will feature a presentation of awards and a keynote […]


Announcing the Award Recipients for the 2018 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are proud to announce the award recipients for the 17th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration.  In keeping with this year’s theme “50 Years Past, 50 Years Forward…Our Future Dreamers,” the Committee focused on the achievements of youth […]


MLK Countywide Celebration – January 12

The City’s Community Relations Office invites the public to attend the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration and Awards on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at Vineyard Church (1500 N. Lincoln Ave., Urbana).  This year’s program will celebrate and honor outstanding youth in our community.  Learn more.


Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration to be held on January 12, 2018

The 2018 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. This annual event is being held at the Vineyard Church, 1500 N. Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana. As always, this event is free and open to the public and will feature a presentation of awards and […]


Call for Nominations – 2017 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Champaign County, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois are accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration.  Awardees will be honored Friday, January 13, 2017, at Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign at 4:00 p.m. Individuals and Organizations can be nominated […]


Martin Luther King Neighborhood Celebrates 30th

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Staff attended the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Neighborhood on Saturday, August 20.  The MLK Neighborhood Association planned a day-long celebration including food, music, and fun activities to mark 30 years since the first house was built in the neighborhood.  About 75 community members attended. […]


15th Annual MLK Countywide Celebration

On January 15, 2016, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, the Champaign County Board, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois sponsored the 15th Annual  Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration. This year’s theme was “Investing In The Wealth Of Diversity In Our Community”. Approximately 400 people attended the celebration which was held in Parkland College’s Student Union […]