Gov. Dayton, Congressman Ellison to speak at Martin Luther King Jr. Day event

The state’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday includes a discussion of the coming legislative session and a symbolic march.

Gov. Mark Dayton and Congressman Keith Ellison are scheduled to speak at the event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center.

This year’s MLK celebration is called “Lifting Every Voice, Dreaming as We Strive,” and will include the 8:30 a.m. discussion on the legislative session at the History Center, sponsored  by the Council on Black Minnesotans.

The Civil Rights March re-enactment is scheduled for 10:15 a.m., starting at the nearby Cathedral and ending back at the History Center. Parking at the Capitol is free on the holiday.

A free community lunch is planned for 12:30 p.m.

The event will be livestreamed Monday morning.

The event’s Facebook page notes that this is the same annual event that had been held in the past at Concordia University and Central High School.

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