By Megan Henney Published January 18, 2019 Philanthropy FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Partial government shutdown creating big losses for the travel and tourism industry The U.S. Travel Association says the shutdown is costing their industry more than $150 million a day and some 82 percent of tour operators say they've made changes to their itineraries. Thanks to an $83,500 grant from Delta Air Lines, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta will remain open this weekend during the holiday honoring its namesake, despite a partial government shutdown. Continue Reading Below Delta CEO Ed Bastian announced the news on Friday via his LinkedIn page, saying he was “honored” to support King’s legacy by funding the historical park through Feb. 3. Delta is headquartered in Atlanta. MORE FROM FOXBUSINESS.COM... THE AIRPORTS HIT HARDEST BY THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ALL THE WAYS THE … [Read more...] about With Delta’s help, Martin Luther King Jr. park in Atlanta to remain open
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By Holly Andres | [email protected] | Daily News PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2019 at 8:03 am Here’s a sampling of government offices and other services that are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Government: City, county and federal offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail. www.usps.com; about.usps.com/newsroom/events Schools: LAUSD schools are closed. Transit: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles run on a regular schedule (www.metro.net), as do Metrolink trains (www.metrolinktrains.com).Trash: Regular pickup schedule in Los Angeles (www.lacitysan.org), Burbank (bit.ly/2zmo1LD) and Glendale (bit.ly/1Pvpsqa). … [Read more...] about What’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, in the LA area
On Monday, communities will gather to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Philly, local museums and attractions will commemorate the civil rights icon with special programming and discounted admission. Check out our roundup below for where to go over MLK weekend.Eastern State PenitentiaryEastern State Penitentiary will commemorate MLK weekend with three days of free programming. There will be readings of Dr. King's 1963 landmark text "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and opportunities for visitors to respond to its relevance in light of recent civil and human rights movements.On Monday, there will also be family arts & crafts projects and storytime. Check out the full schedule here.Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21African American Museum in PhiladelphiaThe African American Museum in Philadelphia hosts an annual MLK weekend celebration. This year, there will be a free screening of the documentary "Whose Streets?" on Friday night, and a … [Read more...] about MLK Day 2019: Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at these 5 places
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: January 15, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: January 15, 2019 at 7:03 am By DeNeen L. Brown | The Washington Post Martin Luther King Jr. was born 90 years ago, on Jan. 15, 1929. But the name on his original birth certificate — filed April 12, 1934, five years after King was born — was not Martin. Nor was it Luther. In fact, for the first years of his life, he was Michael King. And it wasn’t until he was 28 that, on July 23, 1957, his birth certificate was revised. The name Michael was crossed out, next to which someone printed carefully in black ink: “Martin Luther, Jr.” The story of how Michael became Martin began in 1934 when King’s father, who then was known as the Rev. Michael King or M.L. King, was senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and a prominent minister in Atlanta. In the summer of 1934, King’s church sent him on a whirlwind trip. He traveled to Rome, Tunisia, Egypt, Jerusalem and Bethlehem … [Read more...] about The story of how Michael King Jr. became Martin Luther King Jr.
Leavenworth Co. Commissioner Louis Klemp comments on Robert E. Lee, slavery and Martin Luther King Jr. By November 15, 2018 11:06 AM Leavenworth Co. Commissioner Louis Klemp comments on Robert E. Lee, slavery, Martin Luther King Jr., George Washington and Abraham Lincoln during an eight minute response while the commission was discussing holidays during a Nov. 30, 2017 meeting. … [Read more...] about Leavenworth Co. Commissioner Louis Klemp comments on Robert E. Lee, slavery and Martin Luther King Jr.