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Elkhart City Leaders Recognize 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Elkhart City leaders recognized the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 18, with a gathering at the Civic Plaza. 

(You can read the full release from the City of Elkhart below.)

Mayor Rod Roberson, Rev. Dannell Brown, members of the Elkhart City Council and the Elkhart Police Department, were joined by members of the public, on the Civic Plaza to begin MLK Day 2021. Organized by the Elkhart Chapter of the Indiana Black Expo, the gathered took some time to reflect upon the legacy of Dr. King and remind one another that the work continues. As the program concluded, Elkhart City Council Vice-President, Arvis Dawson, reminded the crowd to go forth and do acts of service in King’s memory. 


Today, from 3-5, items such as coats, winter wear, non-perishable food, household goods, etc., can be dropped off at the Tolson Center to benefit Guidance Ministries and Elkhart Community Schools. 


“Grateful to have the legacy of Dr. King to guide us during these trying times. We know this too shall pass, so long as we work hard to preserve unity and remember that more ties us together than pulls us apart.” – Mayor Roberson

Gemma DiCarlo came to Indiana by way of Athens, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and certificates in New Media and Sustainability. She has radio experience from her time as associate producer of Athens News Matters, the flagship public affairs program at WUGA-FM.
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