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UK, LFUCG hosting Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

13 January 2018, 05:40 | Erica Roy

Dr. King's legacy saluted

Birthday Celebration For MLK Day

The theme is "Division or Unity: Which Way", with music by the Tri-Cities Mass Choir.

Also performing will be the Eisenhower Middle School step team.

Bailey says he tries to teach youth to stand for what they believe in, just like Martin Luther King, Jr. did.

Hicks said new Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla and several other city officials are expected to attend.

Attendance at the annual event to celebrate Dr. King's life was perhaps a bit dampened by adverse weather outside.

One of my favorite quotes of his is this: "I come to say to you this afternoon, however hard the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because 'truth crushed to earth will rise again.' How long?"

On Thursday, while rejecting a pitch from a bipartisan team of senators on a compromise immigration deal, Trump - according to sources briefed on the meeting - referred to African countries and told the senators, "Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?"

Like other services honoring King, the one Sunday night at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church is open to the community. We must make it clear that we will not tolerate racism or accept hate.

It was a message that Reynolds brought home, when she ended her speech with Dr. King's final speech. The national holiday is the only holiday designated as a day of service.

Austin's 25th Annual MLK Community March, Rally and Cultural Festival. Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Ruth Lewis Bentley, administrative executive director/treasurer for National Black Evangelical Association Chicago and founder of ICCARE-International Christian Coalition for AIDS Reversal and Education, with associates in Zambia and Kenya. At Biloxi Civic Center, 591 Howard Avenue, Biloxi. 3 p.m.

Monday's service is sponsored by the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice as part of the Living the Dream program. King's niece said she actually understands.

The 2 p.m. presentation is educational, family-friendly and includes song, dance spoken word and poetry vignettes.

King died too young. AHRC-USA calls upon everyone to honor Dr. King's day through volunteering with or donating to organizations that are continuing the struggle for human and civil rights in the US and overseas.

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