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MPS students celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday

MLK Event BannerMilwaukee Public Schools students will perform, deliver speeches, and share artwork during Milwaukee’s 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration. The event will be livestreamed by the Marcus Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. and is free to the public.

This year marks the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Celebration in Milwaukee, which is one of only two cities that have celebrated the holiday annually since 1984. This year’s theme is “Keep Moving Forward.”

Student winners of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech Contest will be seen via video during the celebration. Artwork by winners in the Art Contest will be seen via slideshow, and student groups will perform.

For more information and to watch the event via livestream, visit the Marcus Performing Arts Center web page.


Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager

Shahree Douglas, Director Communications & Outreach

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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety percent of 2019-20 budget dollars go directly to classrooms;
  • The MPS Class of 2018 earned $86.2 million in scholarships; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state and nation's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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