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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts: King’s ‘Other America’ message resonates anew

 

By Joe Pitts

Mayor of Clarksville

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Around Monday’s national holiday celebrating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. He had a special insight and clarity, and many of the words he spoke more than six decades ago still inspire us today. 

Many are familiar with King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, but I’d like to talk about a lesser-known speech that strikes me as highly relevant in January 2021.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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President Donald Trump’s Proclamation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2021

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On August 28th, 1963, just a century after the Emancipation Proclamation, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led more than 200,000 Americans in a March on Washington in pursuit of jobs and freedom for all people. 

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he called on Americans “to sit down together at the table of brotherhood” and meet our promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all.  

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – Dr. King believed in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion, and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, deeply. Today, January 18th, 2021, the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights, and economic justice is being honored.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

 

Preparing For Inauguration

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Our nation is currently preparing for the peaceful transition of power that will occur on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 during the Inauguration of the new President and Vice President of the United States.

The swearing-in ceremony is an essential tradition in American democracy and its historical significance cannot be overstated. To read more about the 59th Inaugural ceremony and its history, click here.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Montgomery County Government Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

 

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN — On Monday, January 18th, 2021, Montgomery County Government offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Federal Holiday.

All County offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 19th during normal operating hours.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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City of Clarksville offices to close Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Clarksville Transit System buses will run on Monday

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – City of Clarksville offices will close Monday, January 18th, 2021 to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

City Public Safety departments will be on duty as usual and all essential City services will continue.

Clarksville City Hall

Clarksville City Hall

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital outpatient schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday, Fort Campbell DONSA

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – In observance of the Fort Campbell Day of No Scheduled Activities Friday, January 15th, 2021, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday Monday, January 18th, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) outpatient services, including outpatient pharmacies, will follow a DONSA/holiday schedule.

January 15th, Fort Campbell DONSA

BACH Patient-Centered Medical Homes, family member primary care services remain open, Friday, January 15th.

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Lamar Alexander Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday this upcoming Monday: 

“In the summer of 1963, I stood on the National Mall as an intern at the U.S. Department of Justice and listened to Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. I especially remember the power of ‘not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.’ A lot has happened since that day, but there is still more to do. Dr. King dedicated his life to help ensure equality for all Americans, and as we honor him we should continue to strive to treat each other as equals who deserve the same opportunities.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Written by Joe Pitts

Mayor of Clarksville

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – For Monday’s national holiday, as a community, we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We also study the words he spoke decades ago, and how they still speak to us today.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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President Donald Trump’s Proclamation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2020

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On August 28th, 1963, nearly a quarter of a million people gathered in the August heat on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to hear the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speak.

People traveled to our Nation’s Capital from places as far away as Atlanta and Los Angeles to witness one of the defining moments in American history.

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King articulated the founding dream of America, the vision of our Founders for all Americans to live as “an heir of the legacy of dignity and worth.”

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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