Martin Luther King Day of Service
In recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, all Gahanna-Jefferson schools and administrative offices are closed. Enjoy the day with your family. GJPS classes and administrative offices will reopen on a traditional schedule Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
About Martin Luther King, Jr.
|Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 - Join us!
...As the GLHS Chorale & Chamber Orchestra Present: Mass in G Major, composed in 1815, by Franz Schubert. All proceeds benefit Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN). Peace Lutheran Church | Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. | Click HERE for more information.
King was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, known for the use of nonviolent civil disobedience. He led a 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and help found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to a 1963 March on Washington,
where King delivered the “I Have a Dream” speech.
In 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize
for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In the next few years leading up to his death, he expanded his focus to include poverty and the Vietnam War. King was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom
in 1977 and a Congressional Gold Medal
in 2004. MLK Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.
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