MLK Day of Service
Sunday January 15, 2017 07:00 PM EST
Cost: Free w/ RSVP,
From the venue:As shit hits the fan socially and politically, folks on the internet like to share Martin Luther King Jr.â€™s words of wisdom. Phrases about nonviolence, peace, and love driving out hate are rendered empty by those who are hardly familiar with the civil rights legendâ€™s work. What we can all take away from MLKâ€™s legacy is this: Donâ€™t just talk about it, be about it. Oakland Cemetery commemorates the late reverendâ€™s birthday with a day of service beautifying the grounds for those who reside there and their visitors. Oakland is also offering free guided tours of the African American grounds, where Big Bethelâ€™s Bishop John W. and his wife Julia A. Gaines, Mayor Maynard Jackson, and other notable Atlantans (MLK excluded) rest.