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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Public invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute at Connecticut State Capitol

HARTFORD - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will  hold the 28th celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Jan. 20, 2014 at the State Capitol, according to a relase.

The event will be held in the Hall of Flags and the public i"s most cordially welcome to attend," the release said.

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, State Treasurer Denise Nappier and "other luminaries" will attend, the release said.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will honor three outstanding Connecticut women,  the release said.

"Tanya Hughes, executive director of the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities will be honored for her two decades of leadership in the field of civil rights; Victoria Christgau, who founded the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence at the request of legendary civil rights leader, educator and activist, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. will receive the community award. Also, Maggie Gardner, who in 2007 established Gardner’s House, Inc., to improve the course of personal recovery from cancer, and particularly for those living within Hartford’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods will receive the humanitarian award," the release said.
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