MLK Day events on Long Island

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This week Trump signed a measure creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Georgia.

Manhattan Country School eighth-graders will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King taking to the streets of Manhattan.

At 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. each day there will be high energy step performances by Gentlemen of Vision, a nationally recognized program which assists disadvantaged males complete high school. Day and there are celebrations and commemorations all around the area this weekend.

The unity breakfast is the first of a number of events that honor King's legacy on Monday. "As the high school EL teacher, she is more than an educator". It is expected to arrive at 11:30 the Sacramento Convention Center, which is hosting a diversity expo.

Afterwards, participants are invited to make fleece blankets for the homeless, which will be donated to Pontiac's Grace Centers of Hope. He was instrumental in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination in public accommodations, facilities and employment, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

2-4 p.m. - Check out the historical displays of our historically black African American fraternities and sororities in the Leads Center.

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Starting on King Day and running throughout the week, the Ballard House Project will hold a pop-up exhibit, "Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy".

January 15, 2 6 p.m. North. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The event is also a fundraiser for student scholarships, said Fred Banks, Denham Springs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The HRC program Monday will also include an opportunity for the audience to share thoughts and statements regarding King or their own life experience. Registration for the run closed on Wednesday. This year's tribute features keynote speaker Jelani Cobb along with activists, intellectuals, civic leaders, musicians and other performers paying tribute.

Before the event gets underway, guests can view exhibits from about 15 to 20 community service organizations from throughout Southern Illinois, according to host Chris Swims, the pastor of Carbondale's Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Ticket prices for the concert range from $24 to $44.