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Tri-State events to commemorate Dr. King's legacy

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Across the Tri-State, hundreds of people plan to make celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life a day "on" and not a day off.

They're doing that by volunteering at organizations in need, participating in marches and attending lectures in his honor.

The University of Evansville is hosting events continue throughout the day. 

Following a reenactment of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, the university will have Rosa Parks bus reenactment tours from 2 to 5 p.m. on Monday.

They're asking each person who tours to give a dime--the approximate cost of bus fare in 1955, the year Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus for a white passenger.

Those dimes and any additional donations will be used to purchase bus tokens for Evansville's homeless.

At 4 p.m. in Wheeler Concert Hall, the Harlaxton Woodwind Quintet Recital will play the work of black composers.

The keynote speaker will present "Let Me Tell You Something About Rosa Parks" in Room 251 of Eykamp Hall in the Ridgway University Center at 7 p.m.

Later this week, UE will screen the satirical movie "Dear White People" in Room 251 of Eykamp Hall. 

Henderson Community College's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program will take place on Thursday, January 22 at 11:30 a.m. in Joe's Place in the HCC Student Center.

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