Special events honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. are planned for Saturday, January 14 and on the official federal holiday Monday, January 16. Born on January 15, 1929, King sacrificed his life for justice, human rights, and dignity, and stood for love, compassion, non-violent change, and freedom for all.

A march is planned in downtown Sherman on Saturday.

Dallas is holding a week’s worth of events culminating with an annual scholarship and awards gala.

Other towns that traditionally hold MLK events include Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches, Marshall, Mineola, Gladewater, Kilgore, Crockett, Palestine, Winnsboro, and Jacksonville.

Contact city offices for details for these towns and others throughout the Upper East Side of Texas.

Those wanting to honor King and his message of peace for humanity from home can tune in to numerous online events including the Day of Humanity Zoom taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Find notifications on their Facebook page.

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