Deadline to enter MLK Day parade is Thursday

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In 1994, Congress designated MLK Day as the first and only federal holiday observed as a national day of service and charged CNCS with leading this effort. It is co-sponsored by the Multifaith Chaplaincy, the Waltham Group, the Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Southwest Branch's event is January 18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., while the West Oaks Branch's is January 17 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Boone was the inspiration for the movie "Remember the Titans", starring Denzel Washington and based on the true story of the integration of the T.C. Williams High School football team in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1971. "This peace march is for everyone to come together, march around campus, chant songs to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and just bring a community feeling to not only this week but to the month and the quarter".

The theme for the program this year is "Celebrating yesterday, Embracing Tomorrow".

In honor of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) will host the annual Martin Luther King, Jr.

The week-long celebration is free and open to the public.

Clergy, lawmakers, law enforcement, schools and community members will gather at the Kansas Statehouse on Thursday to acknowledge the work of a non-violent civil rights leader. The two-hour celebration will feature inspirational musical performances, speeches, poetry, a recitation of King's "I Have a Dream" speech and a birthday cake reception, she said.

A celebration will immediately follow the parade at the Henry County Performing Arts Center at 11 a.m.

Dr. Valethia Watkins, Director of the Women's Studies Graduate Certificate Program and Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University, will be the keynote speaker.