MLK Oratory Competition

The MLK Oratory Competition will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:00pm at St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd, 78721.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a minister, humanitarian, activist and non-violence civil rights leader who believed in equality for all individuals. He articulated very clearly in his message, “There is but One Race, and that is The Human Race.” The annual program designed by the Austin Area Heritage Council recognizes and encourages the writing and speaking skills of fourth through sixth-grade students by celebrating cultural diversity. The competition is presented in the spirit of learning and as a celebration of Dr. King’s legacy.

Oratory Finalists will compete in a five-minute speech based on the theme, “As we continue with the legacy of Dr. King and if he were alive today, what would you personally discuss with him to demonstrate to the people of the world that change begins with self and with the possibilities of positive change, these differences that make us uniquely gifted and strong, can display greatness?” These inspiring young speakers will compete by delivering personally written speeches commemorating Dr. King’s ideals and principles by continuing to encourage his legacy of peace and unity.