Dr. King’s Vision of the Beloved Community:

Opportunities and Challenges for Shaker Heights Moving Forward Together


Members of the Shaker Heights community are invited to engage in one or more of the following opportunities in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:


Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2022

Writing contest for 3rd - 8th grade students

Creating a beloved community starts with you! Write a poem or short essay telling us what you could do to help make Dr. King's dream of a Beloved Community come true.


Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Watch Civil Rights leader, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. reflect on his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the movement's enormous impact decades later.


Sunday, January 15 from 3-5 p.m.

Participate in a facilitated dialogue on our theme: “Dr. King’s Beloved Community: Opportunities and Challenges for Shaker Heights Moving Forward Together” at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Center. While not required, advanced registration is appreciated.

Monday, January 16 from 12-2 p.m.

Support local nonprofit organizations in a drive-through donation drive at the Shaker Heights Middle School. More details about items in need can be found here.


The Life & Teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Follow along with this mulit-media learning guide to gain a deeper understanding of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Your family’s copy can be found here.



Listen to the following speeches delivered by Dr. King: 

"I Have A Dream" - Delivered August 28, 1963

"Beyond Vietnam: Time to Break the Silence" - April 4, 1967


MLK Day 2023 Commemoration was achieved through the collaborative efforts of

City of Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights City Schools

Shaker Heights Public Library


With support from PTO Council and Shaker Schools Foundation