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Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr. honored today
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Honored With Events In Hickory Metro

At 11 a.m., following a Martin Luther King, Jr. prayer breakfast, the annual march honoring Dr. King will be held. It’s organized and sponsored by the Hickory NAACP. The march will set off from P.E. Monroe Auditorium on the LR campus and make its way through Hickory to Ridgeview Recreation Center.

City of Lenoir Parks and Recreation staff are hosting a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration today at the Lenoir MLK Center. The celebration, “Reclaiming the Dream,” will start at 3:00 p.m. The event will feature keynote speaker Rev. Charlie Rivens and will include a reading of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, music, poems, and more.