Join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition for the 49th annual MLK Day Celebration on Monday, January 15, 2024!

MLK Day March

Start the day at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for a morning of music, reflection and a call to action to celebrate the life and enduring legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This ticketed event will kick off at 8 AM with a continental breakfast followed by keynote speaker Dr. Adren Wilson (My Brother's Keeper Alliance/The Obama Foundation), and a performance by Adrian Dunn and the Adrian Dunn Singers. Get your tickets here.


Immediately following, the 49th Annual Commemorative March will begin outside of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 10:30 AM, starting with an interfaith prayer service. This activation is open to the public, so feel free to invite friends, families and colleagues to participate in a mile-long walk through the streets of downtown Cincinnati, ending at Washington Park with remarks and a music performance. For those who are unable to walk but wish to still experience the March route, Metro will be offering a complimentary Rosa Parks Bus. 


At noon, the Beloved Community Program will begin inside Cincinnati Music Hall, featuring a performance from the award-winning MLK Chorale, under the direction of Jason Alexander Holmes and with presentations by Bishop Ennis F. Tait, Rickell Howard Smith, Esq., and Judge Fanon A. Rucker. Admission is free. 

MLK Day - Chorale