Martin Luther King Jr. Day events planned in Fayetteville

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Jan. 20, and several events to commemorate the holiday are planned in Fayetteville.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 with a community service project at Asbell Elementary School.

On Sunday, Jan. 19, a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Service is planned at St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville at 3 p.m. The service will feature speaker Jay Richardson, State Representative from District 78.

Events on Monday, Jan. 20 kick off at 8 a.m. with the MLK Dream Keepers’ Youth Unity Breakfast at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House on Razorback Road, followed by an activity meetup at the HPER Building on the University of Arkansas campus at 9:30 a.m.

The MLK Freedom March begins at 11:15 a.m. Monday at the parking lot on the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Razorback Road. Participants will march to the Student Union on the UA campus for the Noon-Day Vigil at Verizon Ballroom.

At 7 p.m. Monday, the 23rd annual Recommitment Banquet will take place at the Fayetteville Town Center with keynote speaker George McGill, Mayor of Fort Smith.

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