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New Events in Duluth for Martin Luther King Holiday

Posted at: 01/16/2013 8:40 AM
Updated at: 01/16/2013 8:41 AM

Duluth has celebrated the Martin Luther King holiday for years. But this year is a little different with the inauguration of President Obama for a second term in office.

Two MLK Holiday Committee members, Doug Bowen-Bailey and Brandon Clokey, stopped by Good Morning Northland Wednesday to talk about this year's new events.

One of them is the Duluth's Got Talent show on Friday. Bowen-Bailey said it will feature diverse talent from area youth, including spoken work, dancing and music.

The other special event this year is the presidential inauguration. After a community breakfast, folks can gather at Washington Center and march to the DECC. There, a special viewing of President Obama's inauguration will take place.

The Martin Luther King holiday in Duluth begins with Duluth's Got Talent at 7 p.m. at the Denfeld Auditorium.

It continues with a series of readings, "War, Peace & Human Needs: A New Way Beyond Darkness." That happens Saturday at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Congregational Church.

On Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 21, the community breakfast takes place at First United Methodist Church beginning at 7 a.m.

Folks will gather for the march and rally at Washington Center at 9:45 a.m. And President Obama's inauguration will be shown at the DECC around 10:45 a.m.

For more information about this year's MLK events in Duluth, visit www.mlk-duluth.org