MLK Tribute Events Kick off in the Twin Ports

Taylor Holt
Updated: January 11, 2018 10:41 PM

The Twin Ports community is honoring the legacy of Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with several events over the next couple of days.

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The tribute events kicked off Thursday with a proclamation by both Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and Superior Mayor Jim Paine. The events are coordinated by the Duluth Chapter of the NAACP and are free and open to the public. The theme of the events is "A Birth of a New Nation," taken from King's 1957 sermon. Co-chair of the Mayoral Planning Committee, Janet Kennedy says the events are a chance to bring people together.

 "It's exciting that both Duluth and Superior are coming together to help break through the barriers so we can move forward with greater justice and decreasing discrimination in the Twin Ports area," said Kennedy.

The events will culminate with a rally at the DECC on Monday. People can visit the Duluth NAACP website for more information on upcoming events.


Taylor Holt

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