MLK Was Born 90 Years Ago, and Activities Honoring His Life Are Underway Across Dallas

Activities commemorating what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 90th birthday are underway. The federal holiday honoring the civil rights icon, who was born Jan. 15, 1929, is Monday.Across Dallas and the nation, events are being held to remember King's impact on racial equality and healing.In Dallas, the city conducted a wreath-laying ceremony at City Hall, with Dr. Frederick Haynes speaking. On Monday, Dr. Michael Waters of Dallas spoke at a community birthday celebration at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in South Dallas. Activities included music, dance performances and a wreath-laying at the center's King statue.Upcoming activities include:Friday7 -9 p.m.: A free commemorative program sponsored by the Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, of which King was a member, will be held at the King community center, 2901 Pennsylvania Ave. The event will feature speakers, winners of a King essay contest and entertainment. It will end with a candlelighting ceremony at the King statue.Saturday9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Millennial's Action Day at the King Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., will feature millennials doing community service projects honoring Dr. King.  Continue reading...

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