Local events celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther king Jr. Day will be celebrated across the nation, and people all across the Treasure Valley are planning on coming out to remembering the civil rights leader. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died more than 40 years ago, but to this day, people still remember his legacy.
On Monday, there are various events that will honor the civil rights leader in the Treasure Valley:
- Americorps Diversity Day - the Americorps Southwest 3 team will celebrate “Diversity Day” in the Whitney Community Center from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will feature food, arts and crafts, and displays of student art work
- MLK Living Legacy Celebration Rally - poster-making starts in the SUB Hatch Ballroom, 9-11 a.m., then a march down Capitol Boulevard and a rally on the Statehouse steps
- King Day Celebration - guest speakers and a celebration that includes a trumpet fanfare by Marcellus Brown and Boise State University students and other musical performances in the Capitol Rotunda, starts at noon
- Human Rights Celebration, Welcome to Boise Dinner - various local organizations host a celebration to honor and welcome newly-arrived refugees to the Treasure Valley, including a free dinner at Timberline High School, free dinner is from 4-6 p.m.
- “The Color of Conscience” - a viewing of the Idaho Public Television movie will take place at the Nampa Civic Center, from 1-3 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. was an American activist, minister and is best known for his leadership of the African-American civil rights movement.
In 1964, he became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. On the year of his death, Dr. King shifted his focus to ending poverty and spreading world peace.