Martin Luther King Jr Day celebrations across WAVE Country


Tubbs along with the Rev. Wesley Thompson, of Bethel Colbert Missionary Baptist Church in Leighton, will be speaking at Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. "This is about relieving and remembering Dr. King and the others who laid their life on the line for what we have today".

"It is always a tremendous honor to see this many folks come out for this program", museum Executive Director Matt Edwards said of what is one of the facility's more well-attended events each year. Monday's holiday honors the civil rights activist.

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee founding member Diana Nash will speak at Lansing's MLK Day event and the University of MI in Ann Arbor will hold an annual symposium. In addition to Pena, that will include a performance by the Edwards Elementary School Folklorio Dance group, a spoken word piece by George Fox University's Israel Hammond and a performance by Newberg High School's Vocal Point choir ensemble.

King was born January 15, 1929, and was fatally shot by an assassin on April 4, 1968.

The Bryan-College Station community will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Modi greets nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Lohri
People in North India celebrate the day with Khichri, while in Tamil Nadu, Sankranti is known by the name of "Pongal". Makar Sankranti is popular for sesame candies and kites, as this auspicious day marks the arrival of spring in India.

Hosted by the Brazos Valley Area Alumae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the march is set to begin at 10 a.m.

According to, the day should be celebrated with community service - "a day on, not a day off".

She said those taking part in the event will help package food items for local food pantries. Motorcade will assemble near the Kroger on 28th and Broadway starting at 10:00 a.m. and depart at 11 a.m. She is also a board member of Unidos Bridging Community, a nonprofit that advocates for and supports Latinos in Yamhill County.

The students also took a deeper look at the historical oppression of black Americans as well as the Emancipation Proclamation and Abraham Lincoln.

Participants should meet in the GUC Atrium at noon and begin marching at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 the BCM.