26th Annual Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Rally

Every year, youth from Lincoln and surrounding areas partcipate in the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Rally and March. In its 26th year, it will be held virtually so everyone can participate safely.

The youth rally and march is organized by a diverse group of area youth and is held in conjunction with the national recognition of the birthday of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  All components are intended to celebrate his legacy and the mission of the planning committee: "…promotion of the life and dream of the late Rev. Dr. King, Jr. through positive youth action in the community."

"Our rally this year will share things it will take for us to stay the course for needed change that so many before us (kids and adults across the world) took. It's important that we take steps right now and our need to relate to the need now more than ever to 'Walk Together' toward the goals of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Leola Bullock," said planning committee member Kylin Trout, a student at Lefler Middle School.

All aspects of the 2021 experience will be virtual and streamed via various platforms, thanks to the City of Lincoln's generosity.

Monday, January 18, 2021 Agenda

Virtual Pre-Rally - 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Join us for a mash-up of various Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speeches, bio's, motivational music, and empowerment cameo messages leading up to the 10 a.m. "Call to Action" Program

26th Annual Youth Rally and March "Call to Action" Program - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

2021 Call to Action Keynote

A Scholar Letter to the Administration

A Wonderful Sound | Stand Up and Speak Out

We Must Continue

Tribute to the Late John Lewis

Scholar Musical Performances and Reflection

2021 Multi-Media Empowerment Presentation

Announcement of the 2021 Youth Rally and March Community Contributor Award

Belmont TRACKS Scholars Choral Book Presentation of "This Is the Dream"

Where to watch:

The rally and march will be streamed on the LNKTV Education website, LNKTV YouTube, and LNKTV Facebook:




Cable Access Channels LNKTV Education: 

 - ALLO | Channel 23 

 - CHARTER SPECTRUM | Channel 1303 

 - WINDSTREAM KINETIC | Channel 1080 

For more information, visit the rally and march website: mlkyouthrally.com.

Published: January 15, 2021, Updated: January 15, 2021