UNCF Holding MLK Day Celebrations

Local UNCF offices are conducting events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Several UNCF offices are presenting special events to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The events will offer a range of activities, from keynote speakers to musical performances. Many events will highlight local leaders, educators, writers, performers, students  and alumni from HBCUs.

The events also raise awareness about UNCF and its fundraising efforts on behalf of students and member institutions.

If your area is not hosting an event in person, you are welcome to attend any of virtual events from the comfort and safety of your home.


Monday, January 16

City Events

Anderson, SC
2023 Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 16
5:00 p.m.
Anderson County Civic Center
3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 
Anderson, SC

Los Angeles
2023 Martin Luther King Breakfast
Monday, January 16
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Proud Bird Events Center
11022 Aviation Blvd. 
Los Angeles
The event includes a full-service breakfast, entertainment, and a keynote address by Dr. George T. French, Jr. president of Clark Atlanta University,  Atlanta, GA.

Minneapolis, MN
2023 Annual MLK Holiday Breakfast (In-person sold out; virtual tickets still available)
Monday, January 16
8:00 a.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom
1301 Second Ave. South
This year’s keynote speaker is Valerie Jarrett, Chief Executive Officer of the Barack Obama Foundation.

Washington, DC
2023 40th Annual MLK Birthday Celebration (DMV area)
Monday, January 16
9:00 a.m.
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD


Many of our UNCF-member institutions are holding events commemorating King’s legacy. Visit the school’s website for details.