New York (CNN) — Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, is a national holiday — which means some institutions and businesses may be closed. The national holiday observes the birthday of civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.,who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated four years later.
MLK Day 2022: What’s open, what’s closed on Monday? Banks, UPS, mail delivery, stock markets, stores, malls, supermarkets
MLK Day 2022 is on Monday, Jan. 17. It is a day to honor the activist and minister Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated in 1968. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first observed in 1986 and was not celebrated in every state until 2000. The Congressional Black Caucus collected six million signatures to help it become a federal holiday.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired us to rise up against racial injustice more than 60 years ago, helping spark a civil rights movement that is still in motion today. Highlighting that the movement is an ongoing process -- and not a moment relegated to history -- is the goal of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Google Doodle honoring the civil rights pioneer. The Doodle depicts the arc of the movement as it continues to move forward.
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is often celebrated by spotlighting the issues King championed. It is used to bring attention to the push for racial justice and how it is connected to the battles of the past. Yet the holiday hardly highlights the exemplary work of some of the...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The last time the community gathered for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. march in Columbus was back in 2020. The annual downtown celebration was canceled last year because of COVID-19. But Monday, the event returns, starting out at the steps of city hall.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — On Monday, Americans across the country will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. It is a federally recognized holiday and in a press release from the White House, President Biden is encouraging people to observe the day doing civic, community and service projects in honor of Dr. King.
MLK Day is a time to pay tribute to civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many retailers commemorate the day with deals on home and fashion.
This year marks the 36th anniversary of the NBA celebrating the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full slate of compelling matchups and classic games. However, the history of the NBA and honoring the civil-rights leader dates back 54 years to King’s untimely death in 1968. It was then that Oscar Robertson recruited 27 players to participate in the Pro Basketball All-Star Benefit Game at the Singer Bowl in Queens, New York to raise money for Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
A number of events are planned across Los Angeles to celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Los Angeles' premier annual event to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- the Kingdom Day Parade in South L.A. -- has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are still a number of MLK-related events set for the Monday holiday.
Williamson County couldn’t escape the clutches of Winter Storm Izzy Sunday. The storm, named by The Weather Channel, wreaked havoc on some parts of Middle Tennessee while taking mercy on others. Some areas of Williamson County experienced upwards of 7 inches of snow falling from early Sunday morning to the mid-afternoon, but surrounding counties got little more than 1-2 inches.
Though MLK Day has come and gone, many retailers are commemorating the holiday with deals on home and fashion.
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In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day on Monday, there are a host of Bloomington and IU events and activities for families and individuals to participate in:. A Journey Toward True Education: Social Justice Conference 2022. IU’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs...
Between bitter political divides and a pandemic that is still casting a pall over daily life, it's a difficult time to embrace the National Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. But to miss the opportunity would be a mistake, say community leaders and advocates for the...
A mix of in-person and virtual celebrations will mark the holiday honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in San Diego on Monday. Alliance San Diego hosts its 34th annual All Peoples Celebration to commemorate Dr. King’s work at 10 a.m., with disabled-rights activist Rebecca Cokley serving as keynote speaker. Participate online, which requires a $45 admission fee.
NEEDHAM, Mass. — These five Boston-area events offer learning and perspective based on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:. The 52nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial breakfast — The nation's longest-running event in honor of Dr. King will be a virtual celebration this year live on Zoom. The Keynote Speaker is historian, Harvard Law School professor, and NY Times bestselling author of On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed. Also including musical performances from the Berklee College of Music ensemble. Register now to receive the Zoom log-in information.
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Many Martin Luther King Jr. events took place Sunday, starting the MLK holiday celebration on Monday. But several planned events have been canceled due to the recent rise in covid numbers. Organizers at an event in Hutchinson said it was a concern of theirs too. People...