Dr. Martin Luther King

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Some members of Louisiana Delta Community College and the University of Louisiana at Monroe will be taking the day on, not off, on January 15, 2018. In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort.

 

The Arts With Passion presents a fictional account of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night on earth. 

The Mountain Top will give a fictional account of the last days of Martin Luther King's life. The play will have a combination of humor and drama.  Pashen Sims will direct and produce the play that will open Saturday evening.

"The playwright does a great job imagining what she thinks the human side of Martin Luther King was. You get to see him without the layers of the iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech." Sims said.