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Tucson is celebrating Martin Luther King Day this weekend with two events put on by the Martin Luther King Day Festival Committee.
One extremely profound and historic moment (of many) during the film “Selma” occurs when viewers witness President Lyndon B. Johnson finally acquiesce to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over his desire to conduct a protest march in Alabama. The dramatic White House scene, in which President Johnson places a call to Alabama Governor George Wallace at this insistence of Dr. King, is magnified tenfold when viewers can’t help but notice a portrait of George Washington staring down at LBJ from an Oval Office wall. The symbolic message to the audience is clear. After nearly 200 years as a country—built in large part upon the backs and suffering of African-Americans--the United States was finally turning a new page on that grim chapter of our nation’s history.
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“Today, we take time to honor the life and spirit of one of America’s most influential and important civil leaders. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will forever be remembered and revered for his pivotal role in our nation’s civil rights movement.
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Members of Pima Community College’s AmeriCorps program and Student Leadership Council will join thousands of Americans volunteering across the country for the Martin Luther King Day of Service, January 20.
Registration now is under way for Pima Community College’s 16-week spring semester, which begins Jan. 21.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a moving picture stirs up a thousand memories, at least for Splendido residents, who relived the civil rights movement this month through new cinema release “The Butler,” a historical drama based on a White House butler’s seven-presidency tenure.
“Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial one of the most influential and memorable speeches in American history. It was a defining moment in our nation’s Civil Rights Movement.
(CNN) -- "I have a dream this afternoon that my four little children will not come up in the same young days that I came up within, but they will be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin."
To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, and as a tribute to his legacy, the University of Arizona community will join others throughout the state in ringing bells at noon on Aug. 28.
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On Aug. 28, 1963 one of the most famous, most quoted speeches of our time was delivered by a very respected citizen – Dr. Martin Luther King said the words “I have a dream.”
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Jose Ocano started this week as the new volunteer coordinator for Pima Animal Care Center. A Tucson native, Ocano started working at Pima Animal Care Center as an animal care technician seven years ago, when he was 18, eventually running the rescue program. After a stint as the volunteer manager for the SPCA shelter in Florida, he returned to be closer to family and to take on this new challenge. We caught up with Jose on his second day on the job.
Landfills and transfer stations operated by the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality Solid Waste Division will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
With civic engagement a great way to honor the contributions of Martin Luther King Jr., Pima Animal Care Center will be hosting a holiday walk for the dogs in the adoption center.
Transit services, including Sun Tran, Sun Van and Sun Shuttle, will operate on a regular weekday schedule during Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 21. With the exception of Lost & Found, all other services will be in operation as regularly scheduled:
Landfills and transfer stations operated by the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality Solid Waste Division will be closed Monday, January 21, 2013, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
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