"TOGETHER WE RISE: ONE NATION, ONE DREAM"

The Focus of Our Efforts


Recognizing the enormity of the challenges our society faces, OKC MLK Coalition is dedicated to making a lasting impact through our campaigns and programs. While our efforts are driven by our organization’s singular focus, we spread a wide net by investing in a variety of progressive strategies. Learn more about our initiatives and get involved yourself.

MLK JR. HOLIDAY PARADE

Doing What’s Needed



Thanks to you and the thousands of patrons who lined the streets to watch, last year’s King Holiday Parade was a success.

We are most appreciative to previously registered participants for your support for past parades. This is our special invitation to you to be an important part of this year’s parade as well. Your participation is needed in order to equal or surpass last year’s event.

As your King Holiday Parade planners for over 40 years, we have worked diligently to make this event inclusive of all races, creeds, and religions. The number of parade participants and on-lookers suggests that we have been successful.

OPENING CEREMONY AND

SILENT MARCH

Tackling the Issue

The silent march is held in the style of the early civil rights movement marches, beginning at about 9 AM on the morning of the King Holiday. It proceeds from the Freedom Center west on NW 23rd to the Oklahoma History Center just east of the state capitol building. At that location, it is followed at 10:45 AM by the Bell Ringing.

JOB FAIR

Doing What’s Needed

Join us and take advantage of the opportunity to connect with employers, community partners, career pathway training, and resume support. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting out, this event offers a space to showcase your unique talents and strengths and explore exciting career prospects!

CROSS-CULTURAL PROGRAM

Making a Difference



The Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Coalition is proud to co-sponsor this important interfaith community event along with many other organizations.

MLK HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Making a Difference

Our MLK Holiday Program offers a fitting place to make that commitment publicly and in communion with a diverse community of like-minded people. The event is free and open to all. It features an invocation, speeches from community leaders, music, and a benediction. The parade immediately follows, starting from a nearby location. When available, the program for the event will be made available on this page.

STUDENT ESSAY AND POSTER CONTEST

Doing What’s Needed


In 2016 The Martin Luther King Jr. Alliance established an Essay and Poster Contest for elementary, middle, and high school students with prizes to be awarded in conjunction with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday in January.

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