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Volunteers, Fundraisers Honor Dr. King's Legacy in NV

PHOTO: Some Nevada residents will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today by fund-raising and volunteering on this National Day of Service. Photo credit: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission.
PHOTO: Some Nevada residents will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today by fund-raising and volunteering on this National Day of Service. Photo credit: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission.
January 20, 2014

RENO, Nev. - Some residents of northern Nevada will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, at a charitable fundraiser and by volunteering in their communities. Dr. Angie Taylor, board member, Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society, said she expects several hundred people to attend the "26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Dinner" tonight at the JA Nugget, Sparks.

Taylor said Dr. King's messages of nonviolent protest and racial equality continue to resonate as America changes.

"As you look at diversity and what it means in this country today, it is so much broader than black and white. And that's why the meaning of that speech, the real meaning of that dream, continues to stay so relevant," Taylor said.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday in January each year in honor of Dr. King's birthday, which was Jan. 15, 1929. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Another tradition on MLK Day is the "National Day of Service," involving a myriad of volunteer activities. Clara Andriola, CEO, American Red Cross of Northern Nevada, said volunteers through her organization will be going door-to-door throughout the region, promoting fire safety and prevention information.

"This gives everyone an opportunity to be safe and to allow the community in which they live to serve by helping others," Andriola said.

Troy Wilde, Public News Service - NV