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January 7, 2000

MLK Jr. memorial festivities set

by Anne Krapfl
The Ames and Iowa State communities will celebrate the accomplishments of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. during several events later this month.

Iowa State will observe the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 17. Classes will not be in session and offices will be closed.

An ISU-led musical celebration will begin at noon Friday, Jan. 14, in the Memorial Union Sun Room. It will include performances by ISU students and faculty members, and birthday cake will be served. A city-wide interfaith service will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in the Ames City Auditorium, located in the northwest corner of Ames City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.

A family-focused birthday celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in the Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.

Finally, ISU carillonneur Tin-Shi Tam will honor King with a "Let Freedom Ring" carillon concert. It will begin at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, during Tam's regular concert time.

King's actual birth date is Jan. 15. He would be 71 years old this year. He was shot and killed April 4, 1968, by James Earl Ray.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration
Jan. 14-18

Friday, January 14

Sunday, January 16

Monday, January 17

Tuesday, January 18

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