The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Christian minister, a savvy political organizer and a gifted orator. He was a passionate advocate of nonviolence who frequently faced down police dogs and water cannons. He won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The FBI began investigating him for possible ties to the Communist Party in 1963.
Nearly 55 years after his assassination, different people continue to draw different meanings from King’s life and legacy.
And they will mark his birth in unique and personal ways. For many, Martin Luther King Jr. Day will include an element of community service — a unique tradition among America’s national holidays. Others will opt for personal reflection or joyful celebration. Here is how a sampling of Sonoma County residents will be honoring Dr. King on Monday.
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