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Published: Wed, January 10, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Cherokee Nation makes Martin Luther King Jr. Day an official tribal holiday

Cherokee Nation makes Martin Luther King Jr. Day an official tribal holiday

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Courtesy Photo D.L. Hammond, who has participated in numerous BRLC programs, reads from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Individuals are welcome to bring items they would like to donate to the MLK Day Celebration at Santa Cruz Bible Church or drop off their items at locations throughout Santa Cruz County between Jan 16-31. Day a Cherokee Nation National Holiday for the first time ever.

Children will be out of school across the Triangle to mark Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15 and families are invited to Durham for a giant kid-focused birthday party to honor and celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Archdiocese of Louisville's annual Community-Wide Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation is throwing their 37th annual MLK Holiday Grand Parade.

Cherokee Nation makes Martin Luther King Jr. Day an official tribal holiday
Cherokee Nation makes Martin Luther King Jr. Day an official tribal holiday

Students can join the Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) at UNF and the Black Student Union for a screening of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" on January 16.

A major objective of the event is to inspire citizens of all ages to get involved in community service, King's passion; so everyone is invited to a dialogue hour from 4 to 5 p.m.to share ideas and discuss opportunities for meaningful service in our community. The projects are created to revitalize Northeast Florida neighborhoods and provide financial stability information to those in need.

The theme for this year's celebration is a quote from King: "If I cannot do great things, I can do great things in a small way". Parks are open 365 days a year.

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