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Martin Luther King, Jr Day in Denver

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The time has come once again to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. King was not only a pastor, humanitarian, and a civil rights activist but he was a catalyst for racial equality. He was a believer in the nonviolent civil rights movement and Dr. King was a Nobel Peace Prize winner as well as being awarded with many prestigious posthumous awards and honors. Although Dr. King was assassinated in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day did not become an official federal holiday until 1986. In 1994 Dr. King’s federal holiday was designated as a national day of service by congress. The MLK Day of Service has become a call to service, a way for people to strengthen and serve their communities.

In Denver the annual Marade (March/Parade) will be held Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9am. The Marade will begin at Denver’s City Park and will end with a large rally at Civic Center Park. For more information regarding the Marade please visit www.drmartinlkingjrchc.org. Also in Denver, the MLK Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo will take place at the Denver Coliseum on January 20, 2014 at 6pm. For more information please visit www.mlkrodeo.com. To find out how to participate in the MLK Day of Service in your community please visit www.allforgood.org.

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