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MLK Day 2019: What’s Open and Closed

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the march on Washington in 1963.

WARWICK, RI — Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the legacy of the renowned Civil Rights leader andadvocate of non-violent protest in the strugglefor equality for all races.

The day isa federal holiday recognizing Kingand aday of servicefor millions of Americans.Non-essential Government departments are closed, as are many corporations.King’s efforts in the early days of the civil rights struggle are memorialized inSelma, which you canrent on Redboxorstream on Amazon.In Warwick,city halland theschool departmentare closed for the holiday. Trash and recycling aredelayed one day.

Public transit company RIPTA is following holiday routes on Thursday. Check the RIPTA website for schedules. TF Green State Airport is operating, with arrival and departure schedules online. Banks are also closed.

Ministers Alliance of RI Celebrate King legacy at Scholarship Breakfast

The Ministers Alliance of Rhode Island will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at their 36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at Rhodes on The Pawtuxet, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston.  American Baptist pastor and civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Sammy Vaughn will serve as the featured speaker at the event.

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Each year at the breakfast, students are awarded scholarships to help continue their education and pursue their dreams.