The Drum Major Project:

Retracing the steps of Dr. King's Funeral Procession

In partnership with the King Center, Firehouse presents The Drum Major Project: a city-wide civic arts engagement culminating in a re-enactment of Dr. King's funeral procession on the 50th anniversary of the event.  Stepping off from Ebenezer Baptist Church at 11:30am on the 9th of April, 2018, we invite you to join us in a March for Humanity.  We are marching in solidarity toward the future, in witness to the past.


A series of collaborative art-making  and discussion workshops will be held across Atlanta with diverse communities.  These are both prelude and preparation for an active, engaged participation in the April 9th procession. Please contact us if you would like to have a workshop facilitated with your community.

Participation in the the Drum Major Project invites Atlantans to simultaneously engage with our inspiring civil rights legacy and the violent costs of political action.  We firmly believe the social and political context of our country at this moment requires a reflection of how legacies of civil rights struggles and racial violence inform who we are today.  Through participation in the Drum Major Project, we seek to bring people together to reflect, grieve, and celebrate our past and present, in the hopes of nurturing, in some small way, a Beloved Community of the future. The outreach and engagement will bring a cross section of Atlantans together to bear witness to the past while committing themselves in body and spirit to this intention.

Celebrate & explore ways you can live Dr. King's legacy within your lives, families & community.


Walk the route of Dr. King’s funeral procession with us.