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Martin Luther King Jr. celebration set for Monday

January 12, 2006

Hagerstown Community College and The Herald-Mail Co. will sponsor the third annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at HCC.

The theme will be "The Legacy Continues: Honoring Rosa Parks and Ruth Monroe."

Rosa Parks, who died in October 2005, fueled the civil rights movement almost 50 years ago when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Ala.

Ruth Monroe, a Hagerstown woman, influenced many local children during the 20 years she served as the director of Memorial Recreation Center. She also died in October 2005.

Students, staff and faculty were involved in planning the HCC event, which is free to the public. Elementary, middle and high school students will be participating.

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For information, call the HCC public information office at 301-790-2800, ext. 265.

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