Martin Luther King Day: Most government offices and schools are closed; NAACP to Host Annual Outreach Luncheon in Newport


Staff report

Most government offices, banks, post office and schools are closed tomorrow for Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday held on the third Monday in January to celebrate the civil rights leader who won the Nobel Prize for peace for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance.

Dr. Martin Luther King

The Northern Kentucky Branch of the NAACP will hold its 19th Annual Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Community Outreach Luncheon at the Newport Syndicate, 18 East Fifth Street, at noon. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. and the program will end at 2:30 p.m.

The lunch theme is “Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off,” and it features Dr. David Childs, professor of education at Northern Kentucky University.

The Northern Kentucky Branch, NAACP, will present scholarships to graduate students of Northern Kentucky high schools and the annual Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Education Partner Award, Dr. King Corporate Award, and Keeper of the Dream Award .

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by contacting the NAACP at 859-442-7476 or at the door tomorrow.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is offering free admission tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and invites patrons to secure theirs online before visiting.

There will be a solid list of programs.

The NURFC is also offering a virtual celebration of the King’s legacy for a fee. Click here to register. A panel of speakers will address what Dr. King called the three evils of society: poverty, racism and militarism.


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