Amarillo celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. through holiday weekend

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AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Amarillo NAACP, the Amarillo United Citizens Forum, Storybridge, Yellow City Comedy & Productions, and others around the community have announced events through the weekend to celebrate the legacy and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MyHighPlains.com has assembled a look at the events honoring the civil rights icon around the Amarillo area:

  • Saturday, Jan. 15
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service Kickoff
      • Charles E. Warford Center
      • 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 16
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
      • 901 North Hayden – Black Historical Cultural Center
      • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • “I’ve Got Something to Say” – MLK Weekend Comedy Show
      • Polk Street “In This Moment” Venue
      • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 17
    • Storybridge Book Drive
      • United Supermarkets on 45th and Bell Street
      • 12 p.m.
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March
      • 900 North Hayden Street, moving to Bones Hooks Park
      • 11 a.m.

Members of the community were invited by the organizing associations to participate in the holiday events.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, students from West Texas A&M University have also planned to march and commemorate the holiday with an on-campus celebration.

The City of Amarillo announced, further, adjusted hours and closings for certain services on that Monday and Tuesday.

This story is developing. Check with MyHighPlains.com for updates.

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