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Plan to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. this month

Martin Luther King Day is a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. It recognizes his efforts towards social equality and civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr was an advocate of equality, and recognized as a civil rights leader.

There may be ceremonies and festivals in certain parts of the United States. The best way to offer tribute to Martin Luther King Jr is by donating time to local community centers or participating in equal rights movements. It is also beneficial to teach any children you may have about Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr was an activist for equal rights. He wanted to end racial segregation. His famous "I Have A Dream" speech can still be seen everywhere. Shortly after his death, citizens petitioned to have his birthday become a holiday. Although the bill passed in 1983, it wasn't universally celebrated until 2000.

There will be several events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the month. If you know of an event happening, send the information to the Telegram at [email protected] or call us at 313-928-2955.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend an event and take your family members with you.


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