Government offices closing for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

King led a march through the city to protest segregated housing conditions and racially imbalanced schools and also spoke at Boston Common

Day of Service from 10:00 AM to noon on Monday at Shelby Park, 600 E. Oak St. Volunteers should dress for the weather and working outdoors to help mulch, plant and general beautification of the area.

Monday would have been Dr. King's 89th birthday.

Hopefully, our schools and parents share some thoughts with young kids about why the nation has a holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. In Hickory, a King Day program begins at 10:00 a.m.

Boston's cultural institutions are honoring Dr. King's legacy with special programming. Duke Energy workers are helping at two events in St. Pete. - one at the Ronald McDonald House and the other in the Campbell Park community. Avenue and ends at the Barry Farm Recreation Center.

Breakfast is 7-10 a.m. and events are from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tickets are $35.


They say that numerous hard-fought victories won by King and other civil rights leaders are now in peril.

Local organizers noted that April 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of the day King was assassinated on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.

Since being elected president, Donald Trump has worked to undo numerous legislative and civil rights achievements realized by President Barack Obama. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service.

"Martin Luther King is like a superhero", Smith said after the Mavericks' 107-101 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday at the American Airlines Center. This year's theme is UNITY: Peace through Non-Violence.

"This day will forever be a day of unity and a chance for people to come together and realize that even though we may be in a tough time in the country, we may be divided, this is a day we can all come together and realize what being an American is all about", said the president of the Zeta Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Jamie Campbell.

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