National park fees waived for MLK Jr.'s birthday

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National park fees waived for MLK Jr.'s birthday

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day in Boston, various cultural institutions are having free days, as well as offering special programming in honor of the civil rights icon. In Hickory, a King Day program begins at 10:00 a.m.

"Hidden Figures" will play, for free, at the Kentucky Theatre at 2:30 p.m.

Take some time this MLK weekend to reflect on the life of the slain Civil Rights leader, as documented through the lens and words of EBONY. The MLK Motorcade has been going on for almost 50 years.

President Donald Trump is encouraging Americans to observe the federal holiday by doing "acts of civic work and community service".

In August, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People issued a first-ever travel advisory. The programming is presented with the Museum of African American History in Boston.

During the final year of his life, King and the SCLC initiated the "Poor People's Campaign", which sought to address poverty and economic inequity.

For many, this day represents the fight for equality. "We all need to bring people together to build those bridges across humanity thats what we need to bring as we go forward". Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in 1929 and killed in April of 1968. This year's theme is UNITY: Peace through Non-Violence.

Organizers proclaim each year that outside of King's hometown of Atlanta, the Kansas City celebration is the largest in the nation. It was demoralizing to most of us, as during the previous several weeks, we went through the Tet Offensive, then the news that President Lyndon Johnson was getting out (not running for re-election) and then the loss of King, which was devastating.

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