Events planned to honor Martin Luther King Jr

7 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events happening around Chicago

Young (R-Ind.) borrowed what he calls one of his favorite King phrases, saying we should all be "custodians of hope". Commemoration Committee, during the Committee's week announcement on December 1, 2017.

Farris Jr. said that the comments were "another example of him (Trump) speaking without knowing the facts".

Many people refused to support an integrated dinner to recognize Dr. King, until Coca-Cola CEO J. Paul Austin threatened to take his company out of Atlanta if the city's elite did not honor him. What he did for civil rights during his brief sojourn on this Earth was monumental.

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"We're making doggie bandanas for local rescues", Young said. "Leading committees was a lot of learning and unlearning".

Shonda Rhimes, P. Diddy, Lupita Nyong'o, Lebron James, Missy Elliot, Lena Waithe and more are expected to kick things off by sharing how they've personally been inspired by Dr. King.

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First, the Freedom March will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will leave from the Lexington Center Heritage Hall on West Main Street. The landfill will be closed to the general public, but will accept franchise haulers until 4:30 p.m. Monday's trash routes will be collected Wednesday. Attendees who bring canned food donations will be provided free raffle tickets for prize drawings.

Abigayle Lawson, victor of the 2018 MLK Oratorical Contest, will recite the "I Have a Dream" speech.

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More than 70 groups will participate in the annual celebration including high school and community bands, color and honor guards, equestrian groups, fraternities and sororities, dance troupes and civic organizations, such as the Baltimore Ethical Society, Baltimore Green Party, and Healthcare is a Human Right.

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