Columbia celebrates MLK holiday events

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COLUMBIA - More than 40 years ago we lost one of the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was known for many things including his "I Have a Dream" speech and his march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Congress established Martin Luther King, Jr. Day over 30 years ago.

Some events being held on Monday will include:

-Memorial at Battle Garden in Columbia from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

-Columbia Parks and Recreation will host a candlelight march and memorial celebration at Douglass High School at 6:30 p.m. 

-Annual Poor People's Breakfast, where volunteers and organizations donate money to hold a free breakfast from 8:00-10:30 a.m. 

City of Columbia offices will be closed on Monday and the regular city council meeting will be held on Tuesday. 

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