Don't just post a quote on Martin Luther King Jr. Day – commemorate the holiday with celebrations, acts of service

MLK Day events will be held across the nation and in Iowa on Jan. 17.

Monday is the federal holiday commemorating civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. He would have turned 93 on Jan. 15. King, who preached nonviolence in the pursuit of Black civil rights, was murdered on April 4, 1968.

His daughter Bernice King, CEO of the King Center, on Saturday tweeted: "My father didn't happen upon death. White supremacists assassinated him to silence his voice & stop his work of eradicating the "Triple Evils:" Racism, Militarism, Poverty. Those who unrepentantly benefited from these evils railed against their eradication. They still do."

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