Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Nashville

Nashville is filled with ways to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ongoing @ Nashville Downtown Library
The Civil Rights Collection
MLK at Nashville Public Library

The Civil Rights Collection at the Nashville Public Library features black & white photos from the Civil Rights era in Nashville and a circular table in the center of the room representing the lunch counters of Nashville - locations of many sit-in protests that fueled the Civil Rights Movement.

January 17-21 @ Belmont University
2022 MLK Celebration

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program was established in January of 1997 at Belmont University as a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events are held each January as part of the observance of Dr. King's birthday. Events are open to the Belmont community and to the public and all are welcome and invited to attend. Events each year include a candlelight vigil in commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement, a chapel service, and a campus dialogue on diversity, race, and ethnicity.