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Nation is Pulling Out All the Stops for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2008
Published January 18, 2008

It's that time of year to pay tribute to civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Americans have a plethora of events to choose from to commemorate this day, ranging from live concerts to speeches to religious services.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was one of our country's most regarded and venerated leaders during the Civil Rights Movement. Among his many efforts at fighting for equality for all American citizens was his initiation of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and, most notably, his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. In 1964, King, Jr. became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 21, 2008) will be commemorated with various events to be held throughout the nation. Below is a smattering of the celebratory goings-on which will take place.

 

NEW YORK CITY

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Walking Tour of Harlem

NYC Discovery Walking Tours will mark the birth of Dr. King with a tour of Harlem that will include stops at the Apollo Theatre, Lenox Loung, and the site of the NYC assassination attempt.

January 19 and January 20 at 2 p.m.

Cost is $15 per person, call 212-465-3331 to make reservations and find out the meeting place.

 

 

A Communal Celebration In Honor Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join the Jewish Community Center for an uplifting evening of music, art, and discussion to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision. Arrive early as this event is usually standing room only.

Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th St., 646-505-4493

January 21, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

FREE admission