Lubbock Observes MLK Day - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/19/04

Lubbock Observes MLK Day

Monday many Americans honored the life and the legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior.

King was 39-years-old when his life was taken by an assassin's bullet in Memphis, Tennessee. This year he would have been 75-years-old. Forty years ago Doctor King led the 1963 march on Washington, which is considered the greatest demonstration for justice in American history.

Here in Lubbock, a city-wide celebration was held at the First Christian Church. Members of the community observed the holiday with song and praise in memory of Doctor King.

In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Habitat for Humanity began "Building on a Dream" in one Lubbock neighborhood. The groundbreaking ceremony was held this afternoon to mark the beginning of its next project at the corner of Dartmouth and Ulrich. Habitat for Humanity is an organization made up of volunteers that build homes for low-income families.

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