Federal and state offices are closed but many businesses are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Monday, January 21, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Two events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day are planned for Jan. 21, according to Winchester Multicultural Network and Family Action Network of Winchester press statement. MLK Day Celebrations Storyteller Len Cabral will be participating in a family event from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 21 at Metcalf Hall of the Winchester Unitarian Church, 478 Main St., according to the statement. The free event will also include a book fair, art work of local children, crafts and refreshments donated by Whole Foods Market. The program is partially supported through a grant from the Winchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, according to the statement. Fifty Years Later: Living the Dream - an Interfaith …
Monday, January 16, 2012
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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will forever be synonymous with his groundbreaking civil rights work and the third week of January honors this man and his legacy, a day that local officials agree is one of the most important of the year. "Martin Luther King Day really encompasses that notion of brotherhood and equality we strive for,” said Sarah Lewis, of the Winchester Multiculrutal Network. Born in 1929, King grew up drawing inspiration from nonviolent activists like Mahatma Gandhi. Opposing the Jim Crow laws and other segregation acts, King became involved in a plethora of civil rights movements during the 1950s, including the famous Montgomery bus boycott with Rosa Parks. During the following decade, King organized some of the largest…
There are a few events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. today.
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