Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday morning, people gathered around Martin Luther King Jr.’s memorial statue downtown to see Vivian Haynes inducted into the MLK Commission of Florida’s Hall of Fame.
Members of the Gainesville community celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a march and gospel event.
A number of Ocala-area churches gathered on Sunday evening to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Sharon Austin, director of UF African-American studies, shares her knowledge of the civil rights leader’s life and accomplishments.
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On what would have been Martin Luther King’s 84th birthday, people around the nation are celebrating his life, as well as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida hosted a variety of events today to mark the occasion at the memorial gardens bearing his name in downtown Gainesville.
Hundreds attended Gainesville’s Martin Luther King Jr. parade Monday in honor of the civil rights leader. The crowd marched down University Avenue as King and his followers marched for equality in Washington in 1963.
President Barack Obama’s second inauguration took place on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University of Florida history professor Paul Ortiz reflects on the similarities between two men.
As a result of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a few roads will be closed in the area.