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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

(Cincinnati) -- Hundreds marched through Downtown, Monday morning, marking the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Rabbi Abie Ingber says his parents survived the Holocaust, and when they came to America, starting preaching the same message as King, one of tolerance, and justice.  Ingber says the country needs a "Paul Revere of conscience", to remind Americans revolution is still at hand.  Ingber urged the crowd outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to be the North Star that Dr. King looked for, guiding the world toward peace and justice.

Pastor Mike Scruggs says today is not just a holiday to celebrate the life of Dr. King, but it's also a reminder there's an ongoing movement for equality.  Scruggs says his parents told him stories of growing up poor in the South, and worked to give him something better.

The crowd then marched up Vine Street to Fountain Square, for more prayers, before going to Music Hall for music and speeches, as part of the annual observance.

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The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is offering Half-Price Admission for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Discounted admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. Active military, veterans and children ages four and younger are free.  Find more information at www.redsmuseum.org

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is offering FREE admission For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The museum highlights the story for the struggle for freedom in the United States through exhibits and programs and encourages visitors to treat all of America's citizens with respect and dignity.  Find more information at http://freedomcenter.org

And The Cincinnati Museum Center is wrapping up their African Culture Festival at the Museum Center on Monday, Jan.20.  Admission is FREE to the 28th annual African Culture Fest features authentic goods and food, and performances by African drummers and dancers.  Find out more at http://www.cincymuseum.org

 

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