RICHARDSON – Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker signed a proclamation making today, Jan. 18 Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the City of Richardson.

The proclamation acknowledges the positive impact Dr. King continues to have on our nation and urges citizens to honor his memory and keep his dream of equality for all people alive through service to those in need, “bringing out citizens together and strengthening our City and our Nation.”

In addition, the City is sponsoring several events related to MLK, Jr. Day and Black History Month including a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest and the Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion Art Contest for students.  There are also reading, poetry, art and craft opportunities for children and teens at the Richardson Public Library.

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