napoleon-bell

Napoleon Bell II
Executive Director

Contact Information

1111 East Broad St. 
Suite #302
Columbus, OH 43205
Office : (614) 645-1993
Fax : (614) 645-1862
Hours:  M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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In 1990, the Columbus Community Relations Commission was established to help bring civic leaders, business leaders, citizens and elected officials together on issues of ethnic, racial and cultural diversity.  Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Community Relations Commission Executive Director Napoleon A. Bell II are committed to opening the doors and neighborhoods of Columbus to every family.  Through the work of the Community Relations Commission our vision of Building a Community For All can be a reality.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
January 19, 2015

Join us as we honor Civil Rights legend Martin Luther King, Jr. Our program includes a day filled with remembrance and celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Events

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

2015 MLK Celebration- The Ohio State University hosts keynote speaker Rev. Al Sharpton for the 43rd Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  Location: Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom l The Ohio Union l 1739 N. High St. l Columbus, OH 43210.

Thursday, January 15, 2015-12:00 p.m.

MLK Annual Awards- Presentation of annual MLK Awards. The Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will present awards at the 30th annual Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration. Location: Trinity Episcopal Church l 125 East Broad Street l Columbus, OH 43215.

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The 2015 City of Columbus Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Contest - More than 60 local youth between 1st and 12th grade recite their orations in front of audience and judges.  

Monday, January 19, 2015, 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. 

30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Breakfast- The Martin Luther King Breakfast Committee, Inc. invites the public to the Columbus signature King Holiday event attended by thousands of diverse supporters. The keynote speaker is Dr. Julius Scruggs, President of the National Baptist Convention. Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center l Battelle Grand l 400 North High Street l Columbus, OH 43215.

Monday, January 19, 2015, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Capital University 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Learning

Monday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Open House- Join the King Arts Complex for the Open House Birthday Celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. This community event is an excellent opportunity for children, families and friends to enjoy musical and live theatrical performances, watch films, learn about the civil rights movement, participate in hands-on studio art activities, view the art exhibition and meet new friends. This community event is free and open to the public.

Monday, January 19, 2015- 4:00 p.m.

The City of Columbus takes great pride in its observance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration- Join us as we honor Civil Rights legend Martin Luther King, Jr. Our program includes a day filled with remembrance and celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebration will kick-off with the annual Martin Luther King Day March which will begin from the King Arts Complex and end at the historic Lincoln Theatre where we will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through an inspirational program featuring guest speaker Julian Bond.

Event Details

4:00 PM     MLK Day March Kick Off, King Arts Complex
4:45 PM     MLK March, King Arts Complex 
5:00 PM     MLK Day Sponsor Reception, Cardinal Health Ballroom (Lincoln Theatre) 
6:00 PM     MLK Day Celebration, Lincoln Theatre

 

 

 

2015 Civil Rights Tour

2015 Civil Rights Tour In 1963, thousands marched on Washington. Fifty years later . . . . Re-trace the steps of Dr. King
and other civil rights heroes . . . Re-live history...Learn the lessons of the past to understand,
appreciate and acknowledge how all of this relates to our present and future.
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IAOHRA Conference

IAOHRA Conference Director Napoleon A. Bell, Marty Castro and former Director James L. Stowe in attendance at the 2014 International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) - learn more