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MLK Day in Johnson County will include opportunities for public service, as well as storytime and art events for kids

It’s been 54 years since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the final speech of his life, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” King had traveled to Memphis, Tennessee at the beginning of April 1968 to support striking workers from the city’s […]

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Seven ways to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Iowa City, Coralville and Cedar Rapids

From volunteering opportunities to a movie screening to educational lectures throughout the day, this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day — Monday, Jan. 20 — will feature a number of events in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Coralville. […]

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Weeklong series of events in Iowa City aims to bring community members together to honor legacy of Martin Luther King

After a tumultuous year that highlighted divisions within the community and the nation at large, Iowa City is kicking off a weeklong series of events celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while also challenging community members to address existing issues and tensions. […]

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Cedar Rapids, Mt. Vernon events will celebrate Martin Luther King’s vision, but also address continuing divisions

Each year, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day offers a chance to not just celebrate the accomplishments and spirit of a great American leader, but also to examine the ways in which society still falls short of King’s vision. Among the events and activities honoring King on Monday are the 28th annual celebration at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, and conferences at Coe College and Mount Vernon High School. […]

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Iowa City youth raise their voices at MLK celebration

Monday’s celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Iowa City’s Grant Wood Elementary elevated the voices and highlighted the accomplishments of youth in the community. “There’s so many groups in the Iowa City Community School […]

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