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2024 MLK Events

NAACP Duluth Branch MLK 2024 - Leading Onward

The Duluth NAACP is leading the organizing of a series of events on January 14-15, 2024 to honor and carry on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Community worship Service

Sunday, January 14, 2024Headshot of a smiling Rev. Dr. Jia Star Brown

  • Time: 4:00 PM
  • Location: Pilgrim Congregational Church UCC - 2310 E 4th St, Duluth, MN 55812
  • Featured Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Jia Starr Brown

This service will be a modern-day expression of the Black Church tradition that nurtured the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The Central Hillside Gospel Choir will also perform. 

Community Breakfast

Headshot of smiling young black womanMonday, January 15, 2024

  • Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM (CST)

  • Location: First United Methodist Church - 230 E Skyline Parkway

  • Description:   The breakfast will feature a brief local program and a community viewing of the broadcast of the program in Minneapolis.  Marley Dias is the keynote speaker.  The food will be served starting at 7:00 am. The broadcast runs from 8:00-9:30 am. A freewill offering will support the United Negro College Fund which supports students of African Heritage throughout Minnesota to attend college.For more information, you can visit:  mlkbreakfast.com.

Gathering and March

Monday, January 15, 2024

  • Time: 10:30 - 11:45 AM (CST)

  • Location: Gather at Family Freedom Center (Washington Center Gymnasium) - Entrance between 3rd and 4th Street on 1st Ave West; We will begin on Lake Street between 3rd and 4th Avene.

    Special thanks to Family Freedom Center for supporting the gathering and to Councilor Janet Kennedy for coordinating with the city to make it possible to march in the streets.   

MLK Rally

Monday, January 15, 2024

  • Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM (CST)

  • Location: DECC-Symphony Hall; 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth

  • Video clips:

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the events, fill out this volunteer form

Events Presented by

Duluth Branch of the NAACP


Levels of sponsorship:  (Civil Rights Fighter $2,500+; Drum Major $1,000+; Peacekeeper $250+.  Dream Keeper $100+; Freedom Marcher $1+) 
Contact our treasurer for more information on being a sponsor.  

Civil Rights Fighter

Drum Major


Dream Keeper

  • JoJo & Cynthia Coffin-Langdon
  • Chris Davila
  • Maggie Fink
  • Jeannie Peterson

Freedom Marcher

Donate to MLK Holiday Events

Please consider donating to the Duluth NAACP to support the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday events for our community. The NAACP is investing significant time and resources to make these events possible, but we need the help of the entire community to pay for them.  

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Planning Committee is sharing details of the financial needs of MLK weekend events and providing context to increase transparency and help community organizations and individuals understand the specifics of the MLK budget. Projected costs for events are as follows: worship service ($750), breakfast ($4,000), march ($750), and rally ($6,000.)   Please do your part to help support these events. 
Goal: $11,500.00
Collected: $7,600.00

Other Events in the Community

The City of Superior Mayor's Commission on Communities of Color & Superior Public Library is holding an event on January 16, 3:00 pm in the Public Library, 1530 Tower Ave, Superior W!.  

2024 Poster for Superior MLK Celebration