LET FREEDOM RING

36th Annual Plant City

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival


January 7 - January 17, 2022

 

LET'S CELEBRATE!

 

WEEKLY UPDATE JANUARY 3, 2022

Got questions on the upcoming MLK Festival? Call our office today (Monday) 12noon to 5pm 813-704-5800

 

PLANT CITY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORIC TRAIL

Visit the 27 historic structures, place, and parks affiliated with African American History. Check out the new mural in downtown Plant City and the African American Law Enforcement Exhibit at Plant City Police Station.

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Parade registration extended through Jan 4, 2022 (8 positions remaining)

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Community Champion Recipients

Our Champions will be recognized at the 36th Annual Dr. MLK Jr. Leadership Breakfast January 16, 2022

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award Proactive Sports Academe

E.L. Bing Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Iris Miller Plant City High School

Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Volunteer Organizations of the Year

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bethel Baptist Church and New City Church of Plant City

 

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Welcome To Plant City

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ACTIVITIES

Opening Ceremony

Parade and Street Festival

Health Fair

MLK Leadership Breakfast

College Scholarship Awards

Gospel Extravaganza

Unity Night - Evers Street

PLANT CITY SELFIE TOUR

Participants will be canvassing all over Plant City getting selfie's with significant structures, places and people in regards to local African American History.

Plant City Bing Rooming House Museum exists to promote and preserve African American history through exhibits, themes and with local public and private entities (City of Plant City, Main Street, and Plant City Police Department). Check out the new downtown mural unveiled November 2021 which includes a inclusive display of local Plant Citians.

Heritage, Culture, Education, Legacy

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"Our Community's Will To Survive and Thrive!"

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The Legacy

The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., once said, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

If there were ever a time of "celebrate what's to come" the passing of 2021 and new year of 2022 should be at the forefront for all of us.

Now we stand. The Improvement League of Plant City will be hosting the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Arts Festival starting January 7, 2022 with signature events rescheduled through January 2022. The Parade and Street Fest will be held on Saturday January 8, 2022 at the Plant City MLK Recreation Complex and MLK Leadership Breakfast will be held on Sunday January 16, 2022 at HCC Trinkle Center. 

This cultural festival is generally held in Plant City during the month of January featuring a variety of family oriented activities. Timed to coincide with the national holiday commemorating the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Festival provides an all-inclusive setting in which citizens of every ethnic background can experience and celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the culture of Hillsborough County & West Central Florida.

The health and safety of all citizens is our top priority. Together we will over come and celebrate the legacy and principals of the the late Dr. King.

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Proceeds Benefit

Proceeds for the Plant City MLK Festival benefit the following-

Plant City Bing Rooming House African American Museum

Forensic Science & Language Arts

Community development, and senior citizen outreach.

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