MLK 50 | A Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join the National Civil Rights Museum in remembering the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination with a yearlong commemoration from April 4, 2017 to April 4, 2018.

There comes a time when one
must take a position that is
neither safe, nor politic, nor popular,but he must take it becauseconscience tells him it is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr

MLK50 Social Justice Lenten Lectionary

It is in the spirit of Dr. King, the preacher who was always able to explore the deep connections of our faith traditions to current issues, that National Civil Rights Museum and MLK50 Faith Leaders are very pleased to offer this worship planning resource for ministers, musicians and worship planners as a part of the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. 

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The MLK50 Pledge

A Call to Peace and Action

Join the National Civil Rights Museum in committing to a year of peace and action. Over the course of 50 weeks, we'll send you 50 achievable actions that realize Dr. King's legacy of peace.

Read the Pledge


Become a Collaborating Partner

Connect your organization with the National Civil Rights Museum's MLK50 program and increase exposure by supporting our events through promotion of your brand. Your partnership as an MLK50 Partner increases exposure for the honoring of Dr. King and his work for justice and peace



Where Do We Go From Here


Dr. King's legacy impacted many. Our future depends on keeping the same spirit of change and hope alive. Together, we can make a far bigger impact and shape our country's legacy in the mold that Dr. King provided. How do you motivate change? How will you commit to creating positive movement this year? Get involved below and share your thoughts.