Tifton to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Tifton to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tifton to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

What does Coca-Cola have to do with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr? Day, will have special activities with Indiana State University students and the ISU men's basketball team in the morning and Bricks 4 Kidz in the afternoon.

Bob Young, with Hands On Charlotte, said the agency has plenty of service options for this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, including family-friendly projects on Saturday.

"Today, our focus is not a day off, but a day on to do community service", said Dr. Day themes of diversity and empowerment.

On a video during the event, Trump said that Rev. King preached, "love - love for each other, for neighbors and for our fellow Americans". "It would be wonderful to have a president who talked about bringing America together and exhibited that, who was involved in doing a social project. that would show humility".

Because of the marches that Dr. King led, our children can attend schools of their choice, live in communities of their choice, and become entrepreneurs in fields wherein they are certifiable.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has since to confirm the president made these remarks.

President Ronald Reagan declared the third Monday of January as a national memorial for King in 1983, since it was close to the civil rights leader's Jan. 15 birthday.

The free event takes place from 9-11 a.m. on Monday at UT's Savage Arena and is followed by a free community lunch.

"This act will increase the capacity of all of our collective efforts to preserve the shared work and vision of both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King", she said in a statement.

More than 1,000 people have signed up to volunteer.

"After the bad assassination of our great leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who I knew from watching the news with my parents was a great man, I remember it was the first time I saw my dad cry", she said.

The keynote speaker will be by the Rev. Brent Bailey of Asheville, who is minister of Grace Kingdom of North Wilkesboro.

"I encourage myself to say hey I believe in our rights and our freedoms and our independence as one human race not separated by color", said Amyra Jones.

"I understand the school system has to go with what the government says to get so many days in, so they're trying to fill those in", said Naples resident Sandy Long.