City of Columbus changes program, cancels march for MLK celebration

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COLUMBUS, OH - The City of Columbus made changes due to frigid temperatures for the annual celebration for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

While the city canceled the march, the rest of the program at East High School, 1500 E. Broad Street, is going on as planned.

The celebration is focused on the theme, "It's our time, a movement toward justice." The program will feature orations from the first and second place winners of the annual MLK Youth Oratorical Contest. Reverend Marissa R. Farrow of Baltimore is this year’s keynote speaker. Reverend Farrow will deliver a message in hopes of inspiring people to embody the principles of social justice and equity, which were the bedrock of Dr. King’s ministry. The community is invited to enjoy a celebration reception in the East High School cafeteria immediately following the program.

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Doors at East High School will open at 4 p.m. The program begins at 5:30 p.m.

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