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UMD Joins Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Twin Ports Observances


Dr. Matin Luther King, Jr.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.  
A group of people gathering for the 2014 march  
A group of people gather before the start of the MLK Rally in 2014.  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established in 1983 to celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. He is most well known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transportation and for racial equality in the United States. 

The UMD Office of Cultural Diversity, along with the Twin Ports MLK Holiday Committee, is celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with several events.

Mayor's MLK Reception, Thurs., Jan. 15, 6:30 pm, Underground in the Depot.

Friday Night with MLK, youth talent show, Fri., Jan. 16, 6:30 pm at the Denfeld High School Auditorium.

"Jam'n with MLK," Sat., Jan. 17, time TBA at Peace United Church of Christ.

Choir rehearsal, Sat., Jan. 17, 2-5 pm at Christ Temple Victory Center, 330 N. 59th Ave W.

Ecumenical service and choir concert with Minister Christopher Little and Dr. Roderquita Moore, Sun., Jan. 18 at 5 pm at Christ Temple Victory Center. Questions can be directed to Pastor Vernon Green at 218-348-1560.

Free community breakfast and large screen broadcast of Vernon Jordan, Mon., Jan. 19, 7 am (broadcast begins at 8 am) at First United Methodist Church.

Announcement of Justice for Peace award and community rally, Mon., Jan. 19, 10:45 am, gathering at the Washington Center then a march down to DECC Symphony Hall for announcement at 11:45 am.

More information on all of these events can be found on our web site at mlk-duluth.org. Contact UMD Office of Cultural Diversity, 218-726-8444. swoodwar@d.umn.edu

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Written by Olivia Taylor-Washek and Cheryl Reitan. January, 2015.

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Cheryl Reitan, creitan@d.umn.edu

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