Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday and Freedom Celebration

Holiday Observed Monday, January 21, 2019 

January 15, 2019 | 2 min reading time

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The 2019 MLK Day of Service is almost here – and Americans across the country are rolling up their sleeves in service. Are you ready to get out and serve?

Making time to volunteer for the 2019 MLK Day of Service is a great way to engage with your community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King.

Whether you plan on grabbing a paintbrush, mentoring a young person, or helping to clean up a public space in the next few days, know that what you do makes a world of difference.

The upcoming events are an opportunity to re-commit ourselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. 

Find out More on the MLK Day of Service.

Let Freedom Ring

To celebrate Martin Luther King Day Jan. 21, Christ Church Cathedral will hold continual readings from Dr. King’s historic speeches and writings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the nave of the church, at 13th and Locust streets downtown.

The annual Let Freedom Ring program at the cathedral offers a meaningful and respectful reflection on the life and contributions of the great civil rights leader in an inspiring sacred space. 

  • Date: Janurary 21th, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm 
  • Location: 1210 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103  

MLK Community Celebration

Bring your family to the Missouri History Museum to celebrate and reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Discuss how to make a difference in your community, create peace-inspired art, meet local and nationally renowned authors, and explore stories of the civil rights movement and the work of Dr. King.

  • Date: Janurary 21st, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am–3:30pm
  • Location: Saint Louis History  Museum 

UMSL MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service is open to anyone 13+. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and waivers must be signed by the parent/guardian (sent in advance).  

Contact Dr. Ashlee Roberts at or (314) 516-5291. Email will be the only option from December 24-January 13.

  • Date: Janurary 21th, 2018
  • Time: 7:45am - 1:00pm
  • Location: University of Missouri - St. louis Campus - Millennium Student Center - 3rd Floor

Visit the UMSL MLK Day Of Service Page

Event Schedule

  • 7:45 AM  Check-In (Millennium Student Center-3rd Floor)
  • 8:30 AM  Welcome and Overview of the Day
  • 8:40 AM  Site Dismissal
  • 9-12 PM  Serve at sites
  •  1:00 PM  Arrive back to UMSL for lunch and short program


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