January 15 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
North Little Rock High School
101 W 22nd St, North Little Rock, 72114 United States
Contact:
Phone
501-683-1300
Email:
DUSHUN.SCARBROUGH@ARKANSAS.GOV

Additional Information

2018 will mark two milestones for the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. The state agency will mark its twenty-fifth anniversary and observe Dr. King’s 89th birthday. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission was created by Act 1216 of 1993. The Commission was established under then Governor Bill Clinton by executive order and was created to promote the legacy and philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At that time, violence and crime among youth was one of the critical concerns with the people of Arkansas. As a result, the Commission formed the Junior Commission Board, which is composed of Arkansas high school and college students who have demonstrated strong qualities of leadership and community service.
The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission works tirelessly to promote understanding and acceptance of nonviolence and human equality as a way of building community among all Arkansans. As a state agency, the Commission has hosted programs in all areas of the state and assisted several towns like Harrison, Arkansas in rebranding their city’s image toward becoming a more welcoming town. Since the Commission’s restructuring in 2008, the Commission has developed a service-driven vision. Each year the Commission hosts the official state King Holiday observance “A Day of Service, A Day On, Not A Day Off.” The Day of Service has been coined the largest event in the nation honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cheap Tickets, a national ticket outlet announced the Commission’s “A Day of Service” MEGA KINGFEST as the fourth largest destination in the country for volunteerism over the King Holiday weekend.