Martin Luther King Jr. Day events planned in New Mexico

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events planned in New Mexico

The BLM is waiving most fees in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

From morning to evening, Rockingham County will spend Monday recognizing one of the nation's most influential civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr.

Using the hashtag #ThankYouMLK50, Twitter users are encouraged to express their sentiments in reference to MLK.

This quote comes from Dr. King's "Our God is Marching On" speech, delivered March 25, 1965, in Montgomery, Ala.

County officials honored the life and legacy of Dr. King at the Maloof Auditorium in Decatur Friday.

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Afterwards, participants are invited to make fleece blankets for the homeless, which will be donated to Pontiac's Grace Centers of Hope. Day of Service on Monday.

The program includes the presentation of nine scholarships to high school seniors ranging from $500 to $2,500 awarded on the basis of essays submitted detailing how King's ideals influenced their own aspirations for the future. Begins at 9 a.m. A soup supper will precede the service at 6:30 p.m.

The Rev. Richard Watts, minister of Rickards Chapel, will be the speaker and the Rickards Chapel Gospel Choir will provide the music. Then, the Peace Pie Social gets underway at 10:20 a.m. with speakers followed by entertainment, games, movies and fun. Snacks, lunch and water will be provided. The essay must discuss the contributions of this individual who has served to inspire and motivate and describe how has this person impacted the city of Bayonne or Hudson County. The event will be held on Monday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m.at the Bayonne Community Museum located at 229 Broadway.

Organizers ask that local youth groups attend the event. Cecil Youngblood, associate dean for inclusive living and learning, said every year the college's goal is to help the Beloit community understand a different facet of King's legacy.

The Memorial Foundation Hosts 7th Annual Wreath Laying, Day of Reflection, Reconciliation at Martin Luther King, Jr. Bishop Harry Cohen, president of the United Holy Church of America, will speak. Religious education director Steve Cooper and the Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry task force will look at how Martin Luther King's legacy extended and influenced the disability rights movement.

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