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Saturday, 16 January 2016 08:02

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Written by  Team SCPA


Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition's 2016 Annual Celebration

Sunday Night Service
6pm Sunday, January 17, 2016
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2729 Lipscomb St. Melbourne FL

Guest Speaker will be Bishop Merton Clark of Truth Revealed Ministries International and Truth Revealed will be in charge of the worship services as well.


MLK DAY Peace March and Rally
9am Monday, January 18, 2016
Peace March begins at Dr. MLK Library, 955 E. University Blvd. Melbourne, FL
Shuttle bus to MLK Library: not later than 8:30am meet at Melbourne Civic Auditorium, park your car there, and carpool or take bus shuttle to MLK Library to join peace march and rally.

SCPA will participate in the peace march -- join us! look for our banner -- and will also have an information booth at the auditorium.

Following the march, rally will be at the Melbourne Civic Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Street, Melbourne, FL. There will be a lot of food booths, so plan on lunch there and attend the program inside the auditorium. Begins about 11am.

Events organized by Martin Luther King Coalition, Melbourne area.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.)[1] is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.


Contributing: MLK Coalition, Phil Stasik, compiled by Team SCPA


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