The story (and song) behind Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The story (and song) behind Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The story (and song) behind Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Reflections on Dr. King's life and the civil rights struggle will be presented by Kay Dowell Lomax, Deacon Russel Howell and Rev. Matt Farley.

He would have turned 89 years old this year.

In the past, the city's official Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration and parade took place near the steps of City Hall.

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"It's painfully ironic, or for some, just plain painful, that, today, the President sought to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr".

In the months since the Collier County School Board voted to hold school on MLK Day, people on both sides of the issue have made their voices heard. He encouraged Americans to observe the holiday "with acts of civic work and community service in honor of Dr. King's extraordinary life".

After bizarrely offering his "congratulations" to the late Martin Luther King the White House on Friday, President Donald Trump was asked for the first time by reporters to explain why he referred to Haiti and some African nations as "shithole countries", during talks about immigration a day earlier. The almost 1.5 mile-long march will start near the park at LaSalle Street and Washington Avenue turn on S. Claiborne Avenue to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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McLennan Community College will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and end on the historic Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. Day is celebrated in the United States on Monday January 15, 2018.

In San Marcos the day will be observed by the Dunbar Heritage Association and supporters with a ceremonial wreath-laying at 9:30 the Memorial Crossroads (MLK Drive at LBJ Drive) followed by a silent march to Greater Bethel Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Immediately following the service, the celebration will continue at Reverend Peter S. Atkins Park, with an afternoon of food, games and fellowship.

They're inviting all teens city wide to come out and join in their mission.

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