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Martin Luther King Jr.

(Photo Via WikiCommons / 1964.)
(Photo Via WikiCommons / 1964.)
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MLK Jr. Day observances in New Jersey Monday

Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a state and federal holiday. All state and federal governmental offices are closed, as are the major financial markets. There is no mail delivery today.

Here is a list of scheduled observances in New Jersey, compiled by Associated Press:

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At National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta visitors can listen through headphones to the taunts and threats endured by civil rights demonstrators in the 1960s. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
At National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta visitors can listen through headphones to the taunts and threats endured by civil rights demonstrators in the 1960s. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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On MLK Day, MTV airs reflections on race in black and white

WASHINGTON (AP) — MTV is taking the color out of its programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage people to talk about what race means in their lives.

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Martin Luther King had dreams - What are Yours?
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Dr Martin Luther King Jr Had Dreams – What are Yours?

Today is the day we celebrate the life of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr who was born on Jan 15th 1929 and assassinated on April 4th 1968. 

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Some Schools in Session for MLK Day – Is This an Insult to His Legacy? [POLL]

When I heard the school busses go by the house this morning, knowing it was the Martin Luther King holiday; my first thought was, “…how unusual that school should be open for MLK.”

Then I thought that since Sandy had most schools closed for up to a week, perhaps it was not so unusual after all…since those days were going to have to be made up somewhere

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Boy Pays Tribute to MLK in Blackface – Gets Kicked Out of School – Is It Offensive? [POLL]

Perhaps it’s naivete on the part of parents, dressing up their son in costume to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by applying black makeup to his face to complete the look.

After all, there was a time when the image of the blackfaced minstrel was thought of as a pejorative

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