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City of New Orleans Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy

Jessica Rosgaard

New Orleans' Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Planning Commission is coordinating several events across the city in commemoration of Dr. King's birthday (Tuesday, January 15). Events include a day of service on Saturday (January 19) and a march on Monday (January 21).


Happy Johnson is a children's book author and co-founder of the Team Happy Foundation, dedicated to fostering the next generation of first responders and wetland scientists. He is also the Co-Chair of the MLK Jr. Planning Commission, and he stopped by WWNO to share some thoughts about the iconic spiritual and civil rights leader.


For more information on the activities, visit the city’s website and search for "MLK 2019".



Karl Lengel worked at New Orleans Public Radio for more than two decades before leaving the station in 2023.

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