Boise State University MLK Celebration 

Although many Idahoans now take its celebration for granted, Martin Luther King Jr. Day wasn't officially recognized in the Gem State until 1990, when Boise State University students Eric Love and Dave Hall planned a peaceful march to the statehouse in the civil rights icon's honor. Almost 30 years later, Boise State boasts a committee dedicated to the week-long celebration of MLK Day, and past speakers include civil rights activists Angela Davis, Desmond Tutu, Rosa Parks and more. The 2018 march on Monday, Jan. 15, will kick off at 9 a.m. with a sign-making session, followed by a 10:30 march and rally at the statehouse, when student speakers will share their thoughts on civil rights. Stop by campus to join the movement; There's no better time to stand up for what's right.

Visit mlk.boisestate.edu for a full schedule of events. Boise State University, 1910 W. University Drive, 208-426-1000, boisestate.edu.

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