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Villagers braved the cold to take part in the 2012 MLK Day march through town.

MLK Day activities begin on Friday

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Yellow Springers have several opportunities over the week-end to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On Friday, Jan. 19, a forum on race relations, “Can’t We All Just Get Along?” will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Coretta Scott King Center on the Antioch College campus. The event is sponsored by Antioch College, and speakers include Antioch student IdaLease Cummings, a representative from Dayton Dialogues, and others not yet announced. The event is free and open to the public.

MLK Day festivities will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, with coffee and pastries at a reception at the Coretta Scott King Center, sponsored by the college and the African American Cross Cultural Works. The reception will be followed by the village’s annual march at 10:30 a.m., departing from Mills Lawn Elementary School and heading toward Central Chapel AME. Following the walk, a special program will begin at 11 a.m. at the church, including a viewing of the presidential inauguration. A soup lunch will follow.

At 2 p.m. on that day Dr. Jakobi Williams, assistant professor of history at the University of Kentucky, will speak, although the location has not yet been announced. All events are free and open to the public.


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