Area Congregations Join with Somerville Church to Celebrate Martin Luther King

President Donald Trump delivered a speech to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on Friday morning, just a day after he allegedly used the term "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries during a meeting with lawmakers.

National forests in 2018 offer six fee-free days: Monday (Martin Luther King Day), Feb. 19 (Presidents Day), June 19 (National Get Outdoors Day), Sept. 22 (National Public Lands Day) and November 11 and 12 (Veterans Day).

8-9:30 a.m. - Opening breakfast, free and welcome for the NAU and Flagstaff community, followed by a brief discussion on "Which MLK are you?" which will focus on what it means to uphold the legacy and pursue the activism that Dr. King dedicated his life to. A soup supper will precede the service at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Flagstaff Speak Up will host its third annual Celebration of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. Marchers will at 11 Anacostia Park entrance on Good Hope Road and MLK Jr.

The annual King Day ceremony at the ESP Convention Center will include multiple presentations and music.

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The MLK Eucharist is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church. For more information on the luncheon, contact Dawn Herring at 908-528-6478. Cecil Youngblood, associate dean for inclusive living and learning, said every year the college's goal is to help the Beloit community understand a different facet of King's legacy. In addition, musical selections will be performed by a citywide choir. Keynote speaker is Champaign County Regional Planning Commissioner Dalitso Samson Sulamoyo, who was born and raised in Malawi, Sulamoyo, and moved to the United States to pursue higher education and escape poverty that ravaged his homeland.

The RCEF asks that people who are interested register for the event.

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At the end of the parade, the City of New Orleans will host its inaugural Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Although, the first national celebration didn't take place until 1986.

At 7 p.m., another Martin Luther King Jr. service will take place at United in Christ Ministries at 211 N. Oakland Ave., Eden.

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