Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Area Residents Remember King With Celebration and Fellowship

By and on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

Members of the Gainesville community celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a march and gospel event.

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Ocala Church, Community Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

By on January 20th, 2014 | Last updated: January 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

A number of Ocala-area churches gathered on Sunday evening to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

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UF professor discusses life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By and on January 18th, 2014 | Last updated: January 19, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Sharon Austin, director of UF African-American studies, shares her knowledge of the civil rights leader’s life and accomplishments.

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April 4, 2013: Afternoon News in 90

By 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.

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Honoring King’s legacy, two lauded at downtown event

By on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

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.

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Gainesville honors King’s mission of equality with parade

By 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.

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Obama sworn in on MLK Day

By on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:06 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.

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Here are some area roads to avoid over the MLK holiday

By 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.

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