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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 has worked in the lively arts as an actor, announcer, manager, director, administrator and teacher. In broadcast, he has accumulated over two decades of on-air experience and is currently WWNO’s anchor for NPR’s “All Things Considered” and a host for “Louisiana Considered”. He holds a BS in Professional Management from Nova Southeastern University and an MFA in Film and Theatre from the University of New Orleans.

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