Martin Luther King Day 2012 Iowa Events


Des Moines

The Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center, 75 E. Army Post Road, will host several free events beginning at 11 a.m. Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

For information call Michael Kates at 282-8060 or email


The Young Women’s Christian Association has described the event on their website as an opportunity to “celebrate how through service we can all work toward a common goal of community cooperation and leadership development. Free. Click here for more info

Iowa City

Unity March

Date: Monday, January 16, 2012
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Old Capitol Museum, East Entrance (facing Clinton St.)

See list of activities throughout MLK day and through Jan. 27  Click here for more info

Cedar Rapids

Mount Mercy University will proudly host the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day opening ceremony on Monday, January 16 at 8:30 a.m. in Hennessey Recreation Center on Mount Mercy’s campus. Community members are welcome to attend as the Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas kick off a community-wide day of service.  Click here for more info 

Fayette – Upper Iowa University

Upper Iowa University will host a Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, Jan. 16. Dr. Dwight C. Watson, dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa, will be guest speaker at the 3:30 p.m. event in the Student Center ballroom on the Fayette campus, with a reception to follow in the Student Center atrium. The public is invited to attend. click here for more info

Grand View University – Des Moines

Martin Luther King Jr. day is Monday, January 16, 2012.  A keynote speaker will be in the Viking Theatre 12:30 p.m. to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.  To help us reflect on this holiday, Dr. Linda Lane will be delivering her message to the Grand View community.  Click here for more info

Council Bluffs

HISTORY LECTURE: “Civil Rights in the 1960s: Photographs and Lecture by Mr. Rudy Smith” will be presented Monday at the Iowa Western Community College Arts Center Auditorium at 3 and 6 p.m. It will be free and is open to the public.

Events honor King through films, speeches and music – Omaha World Herald – click here for more info

Sioux City

MLK Past Present & Future – Sioux City Chapter NAACP Presents Martin Luther King, Jr.Program Past Present and Future Free and open to the public. Monday, January 16, 2012, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Sanford Community Center 1700 Geneva Street, Sioux City, IA.


Join us for Patti Miller’s talk at the Fairfield Library Monday night, Jan. 16th, about her time spent in Mississippi’s Freedom Summer and also volunteering for Martin Luther King.

West Branch

A Public Reading from the Works of Martin Luther King Jr. and Potluck will be held Monday, January 16, 2012, from 4 p.m. to 7 pm. at the Town Hall. All are welcome.
For further information, please contact Clara Oleson at, 319 643-5548.


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