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Observing MLK Day, Southern Oregon Style

Rowland Scherman; restored by Adam Cuerden - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46527326

Schools and many public offices close on Monday (January 20th) to observe the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The murdered civil rights leader would have been 91 years old this year, but he was barely 40 when he died.  Commemorations will be held in Medford on Sunday and Ashland on Monday. 

D.L. Richardson is emceeing the Ashland event, Vance Beach will emcee the Medford event (Sen. Ron Wyden will speak at the Medford celebration hosted by the City of Medford and the Medford School District). Geneva Craig is involved in both events; they visit with a preview and some of their own thoughts on MLK's legacy.

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