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Trump signs law creating national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr

Trump signs law creating national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr

Principal Chief Bill John Baker has signed an executive order calling for the Tahlequah-based tribe to officially recognize the day beginning next Monday, Jan. 15, and then annually on every third Monday in January. Day as an official holiday for the first time, months after a USA federal court ruled that descendants of black slaves, known as freedmen, who were owned by members of the nation have a right to tribal citizenship.

Children will be out of school across the Triangle to mark Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15 and families are invited to Durham for a giant kid-focused birthday party to honor and celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King "was a remarkable advocate for change for all people of color in America, including Indian Country", said Baker, adding that it's appropriate for the tribe to formally honor the late civil rights leader.

The M.L. King program speaker will be Gerald A. Griggs, chair of the Criminal Justice Committee for the Georgia NAACP. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles of racial supremacy.

Martin Luther King

Community members are encouraged to register in advance online but they can also join on the day of at the MLK Day of Service Celebration from 12-3 PM at Santa Cruz Bible Church (440 Frederick St. Santa Cruz). Day to better their communities and follow the legacy of King.

Continuing the Dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

The theme for this year's celebration is a quote from King: "If I cannot do great things, I can do great things in a small way".