MLK JrOn Aug. 17 from 3 to 9 p.m., The King Center, in cooperation with the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta Public Schools, the City of Atlanta, Operation Hope and others, will present the Atlanta Global Freedom Exposition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

The program, which will be held at locations in the MLK National Historic Site, will feature story-telling and other children’s activities, tours, musical performances, oral history recording, fitness activities, health and wellness education. There will also be film presentations, an educational expo depicting various groups’ contributions toward fulfilling Dr. King’s dream, an ethnic food court and an evening “candlelight flotilla” in the reflecting pool surrounding the crypt of Dr. and Mrs. King.

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.