MKL 2019: Parades commemorating the famous civil rights leader

January 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day—a federal holiday which celebrates the life of the Baptist minister and social rights activist who played a key role in the civil rights movement which campaigned for racial equality in the United States, as Newsweek is reporting.

Americans will get a day off, with most schools and businesses set to close. And to celebrate, many cities around the country will be hosting various events and parades.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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