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Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
By Jaclyn Raulerson on April 4th, 2013 | Last updated: April 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm
A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.
By Leanna Scachetti on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: January 22, 2013 at 4:46 pm
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.
By Ben Bornstein on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: January 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm
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.
By Shane Chernoff on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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.
By Matt Sheehan on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm
As a result of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday a few roads will be closed in the area.