Apr 0221
2021 Nonviolence Youth Summit: Next Generation

2021 Nonviolence Youth Summit: Next Generation

Virtually, we've been to Harrison, Ar. with Dr. Bernice A. King, we've spoken with the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, we've even hosted all men and women. Now it's time to hear from our youth. Join us Friday, April 2, 12:00 PM as we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and pass the torch to the next generation of young leaders. Kids have a voice!

Tune in to watch virtually: Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED

YouTube: AMLKC and www.ARKingDream.org

Apr 0221
2021 Nonviolence Youth Summit: Next Generation

2021 Nonviolence Youth Summit: Next Generation

Virtually, we've been to Harrison, Ar. with Dr. Bernice A. King, we've spoken with the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, we've even hosted all men and women. Now it's time to hear from our youth. Join us Friday, April 2, 12:00 PM as we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and pass the torch to the next generation of young leaders. Kids have a voice!

Tune in to watch virtually: Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED

YouTube: AMLKC and www.ARKingDream.org

Mar 0521
Virtual Selma Jubilee Bridge Crossing

Virtual Selma Jubilee Bridge Crossing

Join the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission this Friday, February 26, 12:00 PM right here for another virtual event. Several Arkansans joined the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in Selma, Alabama for the Voting Rights Tour. Watch Part One of our story this Friday as we countdown to the Selma Bridge Crossing!

Join us virtually Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED YouTube: AMLKC and www.ARKingDream.org

Feb 2421

"Remember the Martyrs"

Join the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission this Friday, February 26, 12:00 PM right here for another virtual event. Several Arkansans joined the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission in Selma, Alabama for the Voting Rights Tour. Watch Part One of our story this Friday as we countdown to the Selma Bridge Crossing!

Join us virtually Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED YouTube: AMLKC and www.ARKingDream.org

Feb 0121
Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces virtual programming lineup for Black History Month

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces virtual programming lineup for Black History Month

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces virtual programming lineup for Black History Month

King Commission will take virtual voyages to Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham to commemorate significant historical events

Award-winning Rapper, announcer announced as narrator for virtual Arkansas Black history month tour

What:             The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces Virtual Programming celebrating African American History Month

Who:               The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

 

When:            Black History Month, February 2021

 

Where:         Virtual Platforms and selected television media

 

Media Contact: DuShun Scarbrough, Executive Director

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission

(501) 683-1300 (850)-345-0844 dushun.scarbrough@ade.arkansas.gov

www.arkingdream.org 

 

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces a series of ongoing virtual programs to highlight the accomplishments of African Americans in observance of African American history month. In honor of Black History Month, the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, will celebrate great accomplishments and milestones achieved by African Americans. The Commission’s goal is to identify African Americans and organizations whose contributions have made an impact in the lives of all Americans. Through this educational outreach, we aim to educate and increase awareness of their lives and noble works within the communities of Arkansas and engage youth from all walks of life.  This event is virtual and will promote culture, history, education, and community involvement.

 

Streaming on the following platforms

Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED

YouTube: AMLKC and

www.ARKingDream.org

Arkansas Department of Education- ADE.Arkansas.gov.

 

 

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Jan 1821
2021 MLK Essay Contest

2021 MLK Essay Contest

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is partnering with school districts to host the MLK Essay Contests.

If you know a student in grades 6 through 12 who would like to enter, please reach out to the Arkansas Martin Luther King Commission at 501-683-1300 for more details. Deadline for the districts is December 15.


Jan 1521
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

THANK YOU AEP FOUNDATION FOR YOUR GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, works with the communities of Arkansas, encouraging them to embrace alternatives to violence and to discover their common humanity through activities that stress racial and cultural diversity.  The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission implements programs that are designed to promote the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor his life and legacy.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces it 2021 MLK Day of Service, King Holiday Day of Impact.  The event will be hosted virtually on the Commission’s various platforms, premiering globally on Dr. King’s birthday, Friday, January 15, 2021, on the following platforms:

Streaming on the following platforms Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:59 AM

Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED

YouTube: AMLKC and

www.ARKingDream.org

Arkansas Department of Education- ADE.Arkansas.gov.

 

Link to 2021 King Holiday Day of Impact

https://youtu.be/qURCRWBVULs

 

The program will livestream on the Arkansas Department of Education’s website on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM at the following link:

http://video1.aetn.org/adelive.html

@MLKDay Youth Service AmericaYouthService and The Allstate Foundation @AllstateFDN #MLKDay

Thank you @AllstateFDN for empowering youth to be our future leaders. With the $3,000 Youth Service America @AllstateFDN grant, we can provide young people with the critical social and emotional learning skills needed to succeed.

Jan 1521
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS OF THE 2021 KING HOLIDAY DAY OF IMPACT

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS OF THE 2021 KING HOLIDAY DAY OF IMPACT

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces

2021 King Holiday Day of Service Virtual Celebration

 

State Agency Honoring Dr. King kicks off twenty-eighth anniversary with virtual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces service honorees, youth essay contest award winners

 

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, works with the communities of Arkansas, encouraging them to embrace alternatives to violence and to discover their common humanity through activities that stress racial and cultural diversity.  The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission implements programs that are designed to promote the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor his life and legacy.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces it 2021 MLK Day of Service, King Holiday Day of Impact.  The event will be hosted virtually on the Commission’s various platforms, premiering globally on Dr. King’s birthday, Friday, January 15, 2021, on the following platforms:

Streaming on the following platforms Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:59 AM

Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED

YouTube: AMLKC and

www.ARKingDream.org

Arkansas Department of Education- ADE.Arkansas.gov.

 

Link to 2021 King Holiday Day of Impact

https://youtu.be/qURCRWBVULs

 

Jan 1521
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

THANK YOU AEP FOUNDATION FOR YOUR GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP

 

 

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, works with the communities of Arkansas, encouraging them to embrace alternatives to violence and to discover their common humanity through activities that stress racial and cultural diversity.  The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission implements programs that are designed to promote the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and honor his life and legacy.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission announces it 2021 MLK Day of Service, King Holiday Day of Impact.  The event will be hosted virtually on the Commission’s various platforms, premiering globally on Dr. King’s birthday, Friday, January 15, 2021, on the following platforms:

Streaming on the following platforms Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:59 AM

Facebook: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Twitter: @AMLKC and @ArkansasED

Instagram: @AMLKC and @Arkansas_ED

YouTube: AMLKC and

www.ARKingDream.org

Arkansas Department of Education- ADE.Arkansas.gov.

 

Link to 2021 King Holiday Day of Impact

https://youtu.be/qURCRWBVULs

 

The program will livestream on the Arkansas Department of Education’s website on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM at the following link:

http://video1.aetn.org/adelive.html

Jan 1521
2021 Susie Everett Youth Community Service Award Winner

2021 Susie Everett Youth Community Service Award Winner

2021 Susie Everett Youth Community Service Award Winner

Jan 1521
2021 MLK Essay Contest Winners

2021 MLK Essay Contest Winners

2021 MLK Essay Contest Winners

Dec 2117
The Day of Service Hosted by The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Announced as Largest in the Nation

The Day of Service Hosted by The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Announced as Largest in the Nation

MLK Jr. Commission hosts largest 'Day of Service' event

Marielle Mohs, KTHV1:21 p.m. CST January 20, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas has a statistic to be proud of.  Monday's "Day of Service" event was the largest of its kind in the country.

Harrison high school students, Skyler Caldwell and Christian Gillies, attended the event.  They hope to find ways to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy alive in the future.

"It is great to look back on history and what he's done, but to really look forward and try to make our society a better place," said Gillies.  "Continuing on that dream that he had and capitalizing on what he did and better our own future as a society," said Caldwell.

Monday's event brought together state and city leaders and a variety of races and faiths to celebrate Dr. King's life.

"It's just an opportunity for people of all different background and beliefs to come together, and talk about what we have in common," said Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission made the event focus around volunteering, encouraging people to engage in their communities, not just today, but for the entire year

"It's a day on, not a day off.  Yes, it's a federal holiday and folks get the day off to go ahead from work and everything but we want folks to get out and do something for their communities," said commission Executive Director DuShun Scarbrough.

The commission chose Eric Braeden, an actor on the CBS soap opera "Young and the Restless," to be the keynote speaker.

"You know how do you get folks to feel inclusive?  You bring someone that has a civil rights tie you wouldn't have thought of, and use it as a platform to bring everyone out," said Scarbrough.

Braeden's speech focused around his experiences assimilating as an immigrant during the time of Dr. King.

"I see this from the perspective of someone who came from another country.  Age of 18, as an immigrant with nothing in my pocket, but that experience is nothing compared to that of an African American," said Braeden.

Braeden said he is hopeful for the future, with the momentum of positive work from events like this each year.

"Volunteering at a young age is great.  That is what I would like to bring back to our community.  If we can keep that moving on," said Gillies.

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