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Martin Luther King Day

Full week of MLK Day events planned by VU

VALPARAISO | A weeklong celebration of the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will kick off Thursday under the theme The Beloved Community and continue through Jan. 23 at Valparaiso University and several other locations around the city.

January 11, 2014 8:49 pm
King, Obama lauded as interfaith leaders at VU ceremony

King, Obama lauded as interfaith leaders at VU ceremony

VALPARAISO | The significance of having the nation honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day it celebrated the second inauguration of its first black president wasn’t lost on Eboo Patel, who said both men built bridges between people of different religions.

January 21, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Recognize past realities on MLK Day

GUEST COMMENTARY: Recognize past realities on MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday provides occasion for reflection as well as recognition. We honor his personal courage as well as political impact as catalyst for the civil rights revolution.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am

From sports to animals, free MLK day activities for kids

CHICAGO | Kids: Closed schools don't mean you need to be bored Monday.

January 18, 2013 10:30 pm

Valpo, VU hold observances for MLK Day

VALPARAISO | The city and Valparaiso University are observing Martin Luther King Day with a series of events highlighted by a presentation by Mayor Jon Costas and a keynote address by Eboo Patel on Monday.

January 17, 2013 12:00 am

Mayor Costas to Speak on Embracing Inclusion

VALPARAISO | The public is invited to a special presentation entitled Embracing Inclusion by Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas at 9 a.m. on Jan. 21 at City Hall. The talk is part of the city’s Martin Luther King Day events, in conjunction with Valparaiso University. Mayor Costas’s talk will focus …

January 16, 2013 2:29 pm

Thornton Township MLK Day event is Monday at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND | Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli will host a Martin Luther King Day event starting at 10 a.m. Monday at South Suburban College's Kindig Performing Arts Center, 15800 S. State St., according to a news release.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am

Lack of MLK banners in Valpo causes concern

VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas told the newly reorganized city Advisory Human Relations Council it was significant it was holding its first meeting Tuesday, the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. observance.

January 17, 2012 2:59 pm

Merrillville departments closed Monday for MLK Day holiday

MERRILLVILLE | All town departments except emergency services will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 13, 2012 12:00 am
IU choir performs in honor of King at IU Northwest

IU choir performs in honor of King at IU Northwest

Indiana University's African-American Choral Ensemble performs Monday at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. The concert kicked off the campus celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which honors the civil rights activist.

January 09, 2012 8:40 pm
IU choir performs in honor of King at IU Northwest

IU choir performs in honor of King at IU Northwest

The audience claps during a Monday performance of Indiana University's African-American Choral Ensemble at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.

January 09, 2012 8:40 pm
IU choir performs in honor of King at IU Northwest

IU choir performs in honor of King at IU Northwest

Indiana University's African-American Choral Ensemble performs Monday at Indiana University Northwest in Gary.

January 09, 2012 8:40 pm
PNC hosts Martin Luther King Jr. celebration activities

PNC hosts Martin Luther King Jr. celebration activities

WESTVILLE | Emmy-award winning talk show host Garrard McClendon will be the featured speaker at the Purdue North Central tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

January 08, 2012 7:00 pm

IUN to celebrate MLK holiday with screening

GARY | Indiana University Northwest will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Thursday with a special program, "The Freedom Rides and the Freedom Riders of 1961," which will pay tribute to the men and women who risked their lives to confront racial inequality in the U.S. South.

January 06, 2012 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Gimme a break - 3 days at a time

I think I've figured out why Johnny can't read. It's because he spends so little time in school.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: More calm, less storm for politics

This month's shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona, along with others in the crowd, points to the need to re-examine the intersection of politics and personal safety.

January 17, 2011 12:00 am
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