Every year, the nation celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Both St. Clair County Community College and Operation Transformation along with many schools around the area are holding events to promote and celebrate unity and collaboration in the Blue Water area.
Operation Transformation is hosting the 14th annual “One in Christ” Community Service which will be held at the Port Huron High School Performing Arts Center this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Anthony Jones, a faculty member at Howard University, and former Blue Water Area resident, is the scheduled guest speaker.
St. Clair County Community College is also hosting an event. The 18th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration will take place on Monday, January 20th at the college’s Fine Arts Theatre. This year’s theme is “Extremists for the cause of justice”. The event is held in collaboration with the Global Diversity Advisory Council and will include Keynote Speaker Yolanda Jack of the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. There will also be presentations from other community members as well as musical selections. Both events are free and open to the public.
MLK Day is a National Holiday that was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. It is always held on the third Monday of January. Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.