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ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 14, 2015) In honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the City of Anaheim and Ponderosa Joint-Use Library are hosting a commemorative celebration on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. featuring Michael Bandy and Eric Stein, authors of the book White Water. Bandy and Stein will share their experiences of growing up in the South during segregation.
All are welcome to attend this free event.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was signed into holiday law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, 20 years following Dr. King’s assassination. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemorates the American federal holiday and birth date of Dr. King (January 15, 1929). In 1964 Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership to combat racial inequality through nonviolence.
The City of Anaheim will observe the holiday on Monday, Jan. 19 by closing offices at City Hall and Anaheim Public Libraries.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 348,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.