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Lexington Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

LEXINGTON, Ky (Dec. 24, 2014) — The theme for Lexington’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19, is MLK Today: The Courage to Change. The events are free with the sponsorship of the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Susan L. Taylor will present the keynote address. Taylor, the visionary and chief editor of Essence magazine, established the National CARES Mentoring Movement, a national initiative devoted to providing quality mentoring support to young people.

Lexington’s schedule for the free Martin Luther King Jr. Day events is:

·       Freedom March lineup, 9 a.m., corridor of Heritage Hall, downtown Lexington Center

·       Freedom March begins, 10 a.m.

·       Commemorative Program, 11 a.m., Heritage Hall

·       “Red Tails” showing, 2:30 p.m., Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St.