Sunday, January 14
MLK MARCH & PROGRAM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
MLK Memorial Monument
Atlantic Avenue, Long Branch
Meet at the Martin Luther King Memorial Monument on Atlantic Avenue near Patten Avenue to March to Second Baptist at 93 Liberty Street
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer, Pastor Bethel AME Church, Woodbury, NJ
Presented by The Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Guild of Greater Long Branch
Fifty-one years ago a plane landed on the half-mile strip of asphalt at Red Bank Airport on October 6, 1966.
Among those who stepped off that plane was Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who made his way to what was then called Monmouth College and delivered a message that had those who left the gymnasium brimming with optimism, renewed with hope, and ready to answer King’s challenge “to unite to make justice a reality.”
A campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr observed on the third Monday of January each year
This year the federal holiday falls on what would have been the 89th birthday of Dr. King
Join in celebrating Dr. King’s legacy by finding ways to give back to Your Community
Use Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15, 2018 as a launching Pad for year round volunteer opportunities