The 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
The time is always right to do what is right.
Each year, the City of Elgin Human Relations Commission takes great pride in presenting a weekend of activities celebrating the life of one of our country's greatest civil rights leaders, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Check back on this page for updates on the 37th celebration.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Commemorative Wear
Show your support for the celebration. Click here to purchase sweatshirts, tee shirts, masks, and caps; all high quality, reasonably priced and stylish! Proceeds from all purchases go to the food drive and scholarship fund.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship is awarded annually to students who have demonstrated an active interest and meaningful involvement in the areas of human rights, civil rights, social justice and/or world peace. Scholarships may also be awarded to students whose activities are exemplary and reflect the ideals and life of Dr. King. In 2021, $1,200 scholarships were awarded to Jonathan Aguinaga (Larkin HS), Gabrielle Stephen (Bartlett HS) and Janalis Harrison (Elgin HS).