Monday, January 14, 2013
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Prayer Breakfast is next Monday, Jan. 21
Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. In Plymouth, the annual Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Mon. Jan. 21 at Plymouth South High School. The theme of the event is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the "I have a dream speech" given in Washington DC by Rev. King in 1963. The featured speaker will be Cary Barnes, a former Plymothian and an …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Martin Luther King Day Breakfast at PSHS reminds us that King's legacy is not just about fighting injustice, but about creating a "positive peace."
The room was plastered in posters proclaiming the power of imagination and compassion; testaments to the enduring power of one man’s dream and how it could continue to shape a nation. More than 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. people from across Plymouth--from priests to politicians--gathered together to celebrate that legacy and look ahead to the work left for society. “In the second decade of the 21st century, we have achieved things not imagined by Dr. King in his lifetime,” said Barry Meltzer, chairman of Plymouth No Pace for Hate which co-sponsored the event with the Plymouth Area Interfaith Clergy Association and Plymouth Public Schools. Meltzer pointed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and our first …
Monday, January 17, 2011
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday. Town Hall, schools and banks are closed.
What's closed? What's open?
Your Plymouth Patch Facts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
1) Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Plymouth schools and the library are closed, but the Senior Center is open. 2) The No Place for Hate Committee and the Plymouth Area Clergy Association host the Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Plymouth South High School. 3) The Nuclear Matters Committee meets at PACTV at 7 p.m.