Celebrate MLK Day and Black History Month in Winter Garden

Posted 1/12/2021

The City of Winter Garden is hosting a number of family-friendly activities in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month.

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as commemorating Black History Month with the following:   

Pastor Anthony Hodge of Finding the Lost Sheep Ministry will recite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I Have a Dream” on the steps of City Hall, which can be viewed virtually on the City’s website at the following link: http://www.cwgdn.com/509/MLK-Day-Live-Stream

Virtual MLK Ceremony on January 18, 11:00 am, Winter Garden City Hall 300 W. Plant St.

Art in Public Places presents Despite the Obstacles: Educating African American Students in the Days of Segregation.

The exhibit features over 20 photographs documenting the challenges and successes experienced by African American students prior to the integration of Orange County’s public schools in 1969.

Art Exhibit Displayed from January 4 – February 26 |Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | City Hall, 300 W. Plant St.

The Winter Garden Library is hosting I Have a Dream, a family-friendly virtual program to celebrate the life and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with stories and crafts inspired by your own dreams, the importance of peace and togetherness. Recommended for ages 6-12.

This event occurs online through Zoom and 24-hour advance registration is required at https://attend.ocls.info/event/4731689. Include email address and an email will be sent before the event with information on how to join. A device with access to the internet as well as speakers or headsets are required.

I Have a Dream Virtual Craft on Thursday, January 14, at 4:00 pm |Virtual Program

And, just a short distance from Winter Garden:

Yesterday, this was HOME – the Ocoee Massacre of 1920 Exhibit – Special exhibition on display now through February 14 at Orange County History Center – 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando.  For more information and to purchase Timed Admission Entry, visithttps://www.thehistorycenter.org/exhibition/the-ocoee-massacre/

Drew High School, Class of 1959
Photo from the Despite the Obstacles: Educating African American Students in the Days of Segregation currently Displayed at City Hall.
Drew High School, Class of 1959


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