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Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Tri-State


The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday provides the perfect opportunity for the community to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement and the pivotal figure it honors. 

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, MLK Day empowers individuals, strengthens communities and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "beloved community."

The following are some of the events happening in the Tri-State for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. 

View the Thirteenth Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation in person - Visit the museum Monday and view two rare documents important in the abolishment of slavery. A handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment, as well as a signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will be exhibited at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Admission is FREE Monday and $5 to see the special exhibits. 50 E. Freedom Way, downtown.

Annual MLK Day Blood Drive - The Annual MLK Day Blook Drive will be held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday. Blood donors get free museum admission. 50 E. Freedom Way, downtown. To schedule an appointment call 513-451-0910 or click here

King Legacy Awards Breakfast at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - The Greater Cincinnati community members are honored for their leadership in strengthening our diverse community and promoting the vision and legacy of Dr. King. 8 a.m. Monday. 50 E. Freedom Way, downtown. Tickets are $35. 

Continuing the Dream of Martin Luther King Chorale at Music Hall - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Celebration offers music by the Martin Luther King Chorale with student choirs from schools around the region that touches at the heart of Dr. King's message. 12 noon Monday. 1241 Elm St, OTR. FREE. 

2016 Civil Rights Commemorative March - The Commemorative March begins outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center near the door of the Harriet Tubman Theater. Marchers walk up Vine Street to Fountain Square for a short program, then on to Music Hall to complete the mile-long celebration. March begins at 10 a.m. and Fountain Square program will begin at 11 a.m. Monday. Rosa Parks Way, downtown. FREE. 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Scavenger Hunt at the Cincinnati Library - Children of all ages are welcomed to celebrate Dr. King Jr's life and work for social justice. Renowned storyteller Omope Carter Daboiku will inspire visitors with stories, songs and folk tradition. 2-3 p.m. Main Library. FREE. 

Jambo Watoto at Cincinnati Museum Center - Join Acclaimed artist and author Annie Ruth at the Cincinnati Museum Center as she shares African-inspired music and songs that celebrate positive self-expression, dreaming and creativity. 3 p.m., 1301 Western Ave., downtown. 

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum honoring MLK, Jr. Day - In honor of Marking Luther King, Jr. Day, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will be offering half-price admission on Monday. Discounted admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. Children 4 and younger are FREE. All visitors will receive a free Stars of the Queen City exhibit poster. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch Martin Luther King Jr. give his 'I Have a Dream' speech below. 

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