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2019 MLK Holiday Calendar of Events 

Saturday, January 19th

Community Service Project
Fayettevile Boys and Girls Club

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

For more information contact: Dr. John L Colbert (479) 435-1393

Sunday, January 20th

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service

St. James Missionary Baptist Church

764 W. North Street ~ Fayetteville, AR | 3:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Todd Kitchen
Vice President of Student Affair, NWA Community College

Co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Monday, January 21st

MLK Dream Keepers’  Youth Unity Breakfast

Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House ~ 491 N. Razorback Rd ~ Fayetteville, AR | 8:00 a.m.


MLK Dream Keepers’ Youth Activity

University of Arkansas HPER Building ~ Fayetteville, AR | 9:30 a.m.
Co-sponsored by UA Intramural Sports and Intercollegiate Athletes


MLK Freedom March

Corner of MLK Blvd & Razorback Road ~ Fayetteville, AR | 11:15 a.m.
Inclement Weather Location: University of Arkansas Union - Verizon Ballroom

Noon-Day Vigil

University of Arkansas Union - Verizon Ballroom | 12:00 noon
Sponsored by UA Associated Student Government & UA Black Students Association

23rd Annual Recommitment Banquet

Fayetteville Town Center ~ 15 West Mountain Street ~ Fayetteville, AR | 7:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Mr. William “Trey” Smith
University of Arkansas Student, Former Dream Keepers President


For more information about MLK Holiday events


For additional information, contact

Dr. Danielle L. Williams or 479-575-4825

Peggy Boyles



The mission of the Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council is to continue to advance and promote the dream, life, and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which emphasizes love and action. 

Their purpose is to promote awareness, education, and unity throughout the Northwest Arkansas community. They solicit and encourage all Northwest Arkansas residents and communities to participate and contribute to the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life and Legacy.

In celebration of his life and legacy, the council hosts an annual recommittment banquet where they award MLK scholarships and formally recognize the Salute to Greatness honorees for lifetime and individual achievements, outstanding community service and business of the year.

This year's keynote speaker is Trey Smith, a Fayetteville native. He is currently a senior Theatre Major at the University of Arkansas. Trey is very active in the Department of Theatre at the University of Arkansas. He serves as an undergrad representative, and has performed in 12 show at the University of Arkansas including: She Kills Monsters, Angels in America, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, The Mountaintop, and this spring he can be seen as Booth in Topdog/Underdog. Trey is very active on campus serving as a R.O.C.K Camp Mentor, and orientation mentor.

Formerly he served as the Vice President of the Black Alumni Scholars Society, a member of the Student Alumni Board, a Freshman Success Advisor, a participant in Student Support Services, and the president of the Northwest Arkansas Dreamkeepers. After graduation Trey plans to live in a studio apartment in New York with 8 of his closest friends while pursuing a career in acting. Trey would like to thank the Northwest Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. planning committee for this opportunity.