• Your Role

    Experience history first hand with your role in events held at First African Baptist Church in the very spot where Martin Luther King, Jr. began his journey.

    Oratorical Speech Contest

    Each year on the second Sunday of April, First African Baptist Church celebrates the speech-making tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by hosting an Oratorical Speech Contest.

    Sponsored by Visit Dublin GA, Oconee High School National Alumni Association, and Fort Valley State University National Alumni Association, the contest is open to children in 6th grade and higher.

    For more information, click here: Oratorical Speech Contest

    One Day: Dublin's Civil Rights Experience

    Step into the world of a young Martin Luther King, Jr. Journey into the South in 1944 during One Day: Dublin’s Civil Rights Experience, living play where you are the actor. This living play chronicles the Civil Rights Movement, capturing it through the lives and legacies of those who lived it. Dublin’s rich Civil Rights history is detailed, including highlights of the speech King gave on that fateful day, April 17, 1944 when he was first asked to step to the back of the bus. To register for this event click here: One Day: Dublin's Civil Rights Experience