Community Impact

Comcast NBCUniversal Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Service

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day), Comcast NBCUniversal is taking a look back at previous interviews of civil rights activists and their efforts to carry on Dr. King’s legacy. Watch the video in the player above to hear their stories.

MLK Day became a holiday in 1983 and later became a national day of service in 1994 to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. This year, millions of Americans, including Comcast NBCUniversal employees, will celebrate MLK Day by volunteering in their communities.

Select events include:

  • Global Citizen 365: The 21st annual Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service hosts more than 1,800 service projects across the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware region on MLK Day. Visit Global Citizen 365’s website to find a project near you.

  • NBCUniversal’s Black Employee Network (BEN) Will Host a "Building Your Dreams" Panel Discussion at Eagle Academy for Young Men: Members from the New York and New Jersey chapters of BEN, NBCUniversal’s African American-focused employee resource group, will serve on a panel and help approximately 20 Eagle Academy tenth graders build their professional portfolio and provide guidance on how to navigate the professional landscape.

  • Dallas Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade: The annual parade has grown since 1986 to more than 200,000 spectators along Dallas’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. For the first time in 30 years, Dallas will combine its two Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parades into one parade. NBC4 will broadcast live from the parade from 10 am to 11:30 am.

  • 31st Annual Kingdom Day Parade, Los Angeles, CA: NBC5 anchors and reporters will join the NBCUniversal’s LA-based Black Employee Network in the Kingdom Day Parade as they honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Click here to find Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service events in your neighborhood.