Martin Luther King Junior Observances Across The Family Life Listening Area

01.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The nation is pausing to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects today. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January. In Atlanta, a service was planned at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King was pastor. In Memphis, Tennessee, where King was assassinated, an audio recording of an interview with King would be played at the National Civil Rights Museum.

Locally, there are some events happening around the Family Life listening area to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

There's a clothing and good drive for Martin Luther King Day in Syracuse.

The Discovery Center in Binghamton is holding events for kids and adults to commemorate King, including a peace march through the museum.

Here is something you can view from your living room! A lost copy of one of MLK's speeches has been found at a museum in Albany. There's video on it here. It will be on display in the month of February.

In Buffalo, Promise Neighborhood families and volunteers from the Service Collaborative of Western New York and the Cleve Hill United Methodist Church got together. Learn more here.

In New York City, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer and other officials are participating in a forum sponsored by Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network.

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger says it expects more than 150 volunteers to participate in its "MLK Serve-a-Thon" community service projects at 12 city locations.

In Pennsylvania, check out this site for Martin Luther King Junior activities.