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MLK Day includes festivities and tributes

A major breakfast event in Minneapolis and a family celebration in St. Paul were among the features of today’s holiday.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Highlights of today’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday include a sold-out breakfast in Minneapolis and a family celebration in St. Paul.

The Minneapolis breakfast included a keynote speech by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. And honors were bestowed on retiring judges Alan Page and Michael Davis.

St. Paul’s event at the Ordway Center, present by the Governor’s Council on MLK Day, featured music and dance and a speech by Talila Lewis, founder of Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf.

Other events today include:

  • 11 a.m: Family celebration at Powderhorn Park Community Center, 3400 15th Av. S., Minneapolis
  • 1 p.m.: “Race, Rap & Reality” convocation at Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College
  • 6:30 p.m.: Celebration, Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Av. S., where the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will present the annual MLK Award.
  • Day of events at Luther Seminary, Olson Campus Center, 1490 Fulham St., St. Paul, with keynote speaker Nekima Levy-Pounds, and an 11 a.m. worship service.