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MLK Day Events in the Quad Cities

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Events celebrating Martin Luther King Junior Day will not only recognize the civil rights leader's birthday, but also look to the future. Monday, residents in the area will have several chances to remember the national holiday.

United Neighbors in Davenport will hold its annual King Day Celebration from 10:30 am until noon. Ida Johnson, a member of Women's Connection and a past recipient of the Iowa MLK Lifetime Achievement Award, will be the guest speaker. 

In Rock Island, the King Center will hold its 33rd annual Memorial Service and Awards Celebration, from 10:30 am until noon. The guest speaker will be Reverend P. Wonder Harris, who will talk about breaking the "silence of injustice." 

In Galesburg, Knox College will present its Martin Luther King Convocation at 11 am. Three faculty members will speak, on issues like protesting, and the college's choir will perform.