Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Thursday

Richmond County
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tells a press conference in Chicago, March 24, 1967 that civil rights demonstrations in Chicago “…will be on a much more massive scale than last summer.” King said marches will include some by African American pupils to all-white schools. (AP Photo/Charles Harrity)

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Martin Luther King Day is Monday but today his life and legacy is being remembered at a special event.

The Augusta Richmond County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a celebration.

It’s today at 1:00pm at the Carrie J. Mays Family Life Center on 11th Avenue.

The event is free and open to the public.

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