Elberton MLK Planning Committee

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."     -Martin luther king, jr.

Our first observance was January 1994 with 103 entries in the MLK Parade. 




 2018 Theme Winners 
1st Place - Rhys Cater, Elbert County Elementary 
2nd Place - Jade Tukes, Elbert County Elementary 
3rd Place - Josiah Partain, Elbert County Middle School 

Elberton's Annual Celebration for the Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place each year on the weekend preceding the legal holiday. The celebration always includes the third Monday in January in conjunction with Saturday and Sunday prior to the holiday. We have a three-day weekend celebration. 



Our purpose is to help others experience Dr. King's Dream by making a collaborative effort to advocate community and world wide unity.

MLK Mission Statement

Our mission is to enlighten and involve the entire community and Northeast Georgia in educational and cultural activities that will teach tolerance, cooperation, and enhance race relations to the point of economic, educational, environmental, political and social equity.

Elbert County Planning Committee, Inc

​Martin Luther King Committee