njustice anywhere is to threat to justice everywhere,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
President Ronald Reagan signed Martin Luther King Jr. Day into a holiday in 1983.
Utah began to acknowledge Martin Luther King Day with Human Rights Day in 1986.
In 1993, Salt Lake City changed the name of 600 South to Martin Luther King Boulevard. 2-years later the City of Ogden did the same thing, changing the name of 24th street.
In another speech, Dr. King said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
In 2000, Utah became the last state to recognize the National holiday known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day by getting rid of Human Rights Day.
Dr. King said, “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.”
Across the state, Utahn’s will celebrate Dr. King’s life. Events kick off early at 10 a.m. for Westminster College with a march through Sugar House.
At 12 p.m. The Salt Lake City NAACP chapter will hold a luncheon at Little America Hotel. The University of Utah will hold a rally and march to Kingsbury hall at 2:30 PM
For those children that won’t be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character, Murray High School will hold a Human Rights Celebration. It starts at 7 PM with music and the reading of the “I have a dream” speech.