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.
37TH ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST
Click HERE for the link to the Saturday Program. Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases, the Saturday Prayer Breakfast was held virtually. No breakfast, but just as inspirational and thought provoking as in person. Please watch the video and enjoy.
CALENDAR GIVEAWAY AND T SHIRT SALE
Pick up your free MLK Celebration calendar and purchase a T Shirt on Saturday, January 22 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Centre of Elgin, by the Heritage Ballroom.
T shirts for sale, January 22, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Sizes Small - XXXL.
Youth Day Celebration
This event is postponed until February. Watch this page for updates!
FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT! Vaccination card or proof of negative COVID test required. Parents are invited to attend the celebration but must remain in the ballroom during student workshops.
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.
For the past 10 years, the Dr. King Food Drive has collected thousands of pounds of food for the less fortunate in our community. One dollar equals eight pounds of food. Donate online using the link to the left!