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Martin Luther King Unity Celebration


Elberton’s Annual Unity Celebration, for the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., takes place each year during the week preceding the legal holiday. However, the celebration itself culminates on his birthday, third Monday in January, where middle and high school students participate in an Academic  Bowl and Oratorical Contest. The Martin Luther King Committee (Elbert County Planning Committee, Inc.) offers five (5) days of cultural and educational  activities for the community.



  • Movie: “Our Friend, Martin” – 2 days at Elbert Theatre (Monday and Thursday) 

  • The MLK Ecumenical Banquet, Saturday 

  • MLK Unity Parade, Sunday 

  • Academic Bowl/Oratorical Contest, Monday

Mission Statement


Our mission is to involve and enlighten the entire community and Northeast Georgia through educational and cultural activities that will teach tolerance, cooperation, and enhance race relations to the point of economic, educational, environmental, political and social equity.