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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 – 30th Anniversary Celebrations:  People all across metro Atlanta and across the United States have been celebrating the King Holiday observance. This holiday came to be in 1983 after Congress passed a bill and President Ronald Reagan signed it to set aside the third Monday in January to remember the civil rights pioneer and Atlanta, Georgia native. The holiday was observed for the first time on January 20, 1986.


Martin Luther King Jr. Speech

Martin Luther King Jr. Speech.  Courtesy of Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

According to WSB-TV 2 Atlanta News, “Delta Air Lines donated $40,000 to secure the Georgia World Congress Center and to assist in paying for outstanding expenses related to MLK’s dinner. In addition to Delta Air Lines, more than 2,000 volunteers and multiple donors, such as Coca-Cola, joined to make this year’s MLK dinner festival the largest to date.”


Dr. Bernice King, CEO of King Center in Atlanta, GA

Dr. Bernice King, CEO of King Center in Atlanta, GA.  Courtesy of Kaplan University

Hundreds attended Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA for the annual King Holiday Service.   WSB-TV 2 News reporter Audrey Washington stated that Dr. Bernice King received a standing ovation after she gave a powerful speech at the church service.  See more… wsbtv.com



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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016 Events – Across the United States





http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/2016/01/18/134591/martin-luther-king-jr-day-parade-draws-300000-spectators-to-midtown/Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Draws 300000 Spectators to Midtown – Houston Public Media Houston celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the annual MLK Grande Parade in Midtown. The event, now in its twenty-second year, is the third-largest parade in the country, after Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade …WSAV-TVPatch.com Alexandria Town Talk


http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/multimedia/slideshows/gwinnett-county-mlk-parade-encourages-service-to-others/collection_9cf892d2-be28-11e5-b5ec-0b06d17bfec3.htmlGwinnett County MLK parade encourages service to others – Gwinnettdailypost.com Gwinnett County MLK parade encourages service to others.  Comments. Gwinnett County residents were encouraged to serve others during the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County’s 16th Martin Luther King Jr. Day annual parade in …


http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/01/18/students-to-protest-gun-violence-during-mlk-day-parade/Students Protest Gun Violence During MLK Day Parade – CBS Local MIAMI (CBSMiami) – This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in Miami-Dade has a special significance as more than 200 black students marched to protest gun violence. Students, from 10 area schools, carried signs urging an end to all the shootings …NBC 6 South Florida


http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article54697005.htmlMartin Luther King, Jr. Day parade to draw hundreds in Fort Worth – Fort Worth Star Telegram Monday’s downtown Fort Worth parade in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teachings likely will attract hundreds, organizers said, and events also are planned in Arlington and Mansfield. Many people on Monday also will celebrate the civil …


http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/MLK-Day-Parade-San-Diego--365588101.html36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr Day Parade Celebrated Differences – NBC 7 San Diego Communities across San Diego honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in its 36th annual parade along North Harbor Drive. The parade had floats, high school bands, drill teams, college students, church groups, San Diego police and other …




Cee Harmon is the founder of Elevate Christian Network and Elevate Your Potential Magazine. He enjoys helping people improve the quality of their lives - spirit, soul, and body.
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