Nassau To Host Series Of Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announces a weekend of programs in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. County Executive Mangano, in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee and the Nassau County Commission of Human Rights, has planned two events that pay tribute to the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement who was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an incredible man and leader whose insight helped to create a new understanding of universal peace and humanity in our society,” said County Executive Mangano. “On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day we commemorate the spirit of freedom, equality and dignity of all races. Together, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and remember the difference we can make in our local communities by exemplifying the qualities of compassion and brotherhood, thereby developing more harmonious relations among all people.”

An Ecumenical Interfaith Service is planned for Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m., at the Antioch Baptist Church, located at 94 James Burrell Avenue in Hempstead. Additional information is available by calling 516-485-1499.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 32nd Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon will be held on Monday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m., at the Marriott Hotel, 101 James Doolittle Blvd. in Uniondale. 

Honorees include:

Nassau County Police Detective Lt. Jeiver Espinosa, Rev. Tae Jin Kwon, Human Rights Activist Claudia Swansey and Rotary of Hempstead/Uniondale President Tina Hodge-Bowles. Proceeds from all weekend events will benefit the MLK Committee Scholarship Fund assisting local high school seniors seeking higher education. The purchase price of a ticket is $75. Register early for best seating. 

For additional information, please contact Rodney McRae of the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights at 516-571-5977.

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