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The Latest: People Help Flint With Water Crisis on King Day

The Latest: People Help Flint With Water Crisis on King Day

The latest on rallies, marches and speeches honoring a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (all times local):

12:35 p.m.

People opposite Michigan are honoring a memory of Martin Luther King Jr. with acts of service, including delivering bottled H2O to residents of Flint amid a city’s celebration H2O crisis.

Monday is a 30th anniversary of a sovereign holiday honoring a slain polite rights leader. Volunteers devise to transport from a Detroit suburb of Dearborn to Flint to broach some-more than 40,000 H2O bottles and H2O filters on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

In Detroit, a chronological pen is being dedicated during a site of WGPR-TV, a country’s initial black-owned and operated radio station.

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11:35 a.m.

About 1,000 people have collected underneath cold and balmy skies during South Carolina’s Statehouse to remember slain polite rights personality a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

For a past 17 years, polite rights leaders have used a holiday to disagree for a dismissal of a Confederate dwindle from a Statehouse, though this summer, a dwindle was taken down after 9 black church members were killed in Charleston.

There was some-more confidence this year than many other years given a 3 Democratic presidential possibilities are attending.

The keynote orator during a request breakfast quickly concurred a dismissal of a Confederate dwindle from a state’s Capitol before articulate during length about shortening a series of people in prisons.

Bishop James Walker non-stop a state NAACP’s decoration of a slain polite rights personality by thanking a organisation for putting vigour on state leaders given 2000 to mislay a insurgent ensign from a Statehouse.

The NAACP afterwards marched 5 blocks to a Statehouse with possibilities Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders adult front.

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