Sandy Springs has held an event honoring King since 2006. The event evolved from tributes and humanitarian award honors to an art and film festival in 2020 that featured the Emmy-nominated animated film, “Our Friend Martin,” as well as art project activities for children.
“Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, it is not wise to gather at this time, particularly with so many young people scheduled to be in attendance,” said Mayor Rusty Paul said in a statement. “Instead, we’ll move forward with an encore presentation of last year’s video tribute to celebrate the life and work of Dr. King. Furthermore, we eagerly anticipate holding this event in person in 2023.”