Concert tribute to Dr. King set for Monday in Oak Park
Updated: January 17, 2013 7:34PM
Oak Park — An afternoon concert will pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at 1 p.m. Monday (Jan. 21) at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.
Most well-known for his campaign to end racial segregation and efforts for racial equality, Dr. King was an influential American civil rights leader. As an advocate for nonviolent protests and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, he became the youngest man to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
Shortly after his assassination in 1968, a campaign was started to turn his birthday into a holiday in his honor. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first observed in 1986, but it wasn’t acknowledged by all states until the year 2000.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information call Jill Wagner at (708) 386-4040 or visit oakparkarms.com.