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Duluth celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Published 01/18/2009, Duluth News Tribune

During the 1950s and ’60s, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals. Initiated by Congress in 1994, King Day of Service builds on that that legacy by transforming the federal holiday honoring King into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice. The aim is to make the holiday a day ON, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers and move our nation closer to the “Beloved Community” that King envisioned. There are thousands of projects planned across the country for the 2009 King Day of Service on Jan. 19. Source: www.mlkday.gov

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