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FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has rearranged his schedule to make room for events in early-voting South Carolina that honor Martin Luther King Jr. Buttigieg’s campaign said in a statement Saturday night that the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, “looks forward to being with the citizens and leaders of Columbia” as they celebrate the federal holiday that commemorates the late civil rights leader.

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WVPE is a media sponsor of the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary which is honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. 

On Monday, January 20th from 2-4pm a panel discussion with a team devoted to Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism will celebrate the King legacy with a community conversation. 

The event will take place at 3003 Benham Ave., Elkhart. It is free and open to the public. 

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   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A recording of a speech Robert F. Kennedy delivered in Indianapolis following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination is being inducted into the National Recording Registry.
 

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Ceremonies across the country yesterday celebrated the life of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., on the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination.

 

South Bend residents also gathered to pay their respects at Leighton Plaza.

 

Community members gathered around the statue of Dr. King holding hands with Former Notre Dame President Father Theodore Hesburgh, to celebrate the life of the 60s Civil Rights leader.

The statute of Hesburgh and King was revealed during the summer last year.

Various events around Michiana will take place tomorrow in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s  assassination.
 

A series of events in South Bend will commemorate the life of Rev. King, including a candlelight vigil at Leighton Plaza by the King Statue at 7:30.