Martin Luther King Junior

BLACK HISTORY MONTH
1:36 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Porter Elementary Students Celebrate MLK Through Acts of Kindness

Porter Primary Select Chorus performs "We Are the World."
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Porter Elementary students performed a song today in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The school’s first ever Peace Assembly was held as Black History Month comes to a close.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
4:09 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Dozens Honor MLK Jr's Legacy With Day of Service to Help the Needy

Volunteers sort clothes and pack boxes at the food and clothing drive.
Credit James Johnson / WAER News

Dozens of people packed into a Syracuse union hall Monday morning with the less fortunate on their minds.  This year's Martin Luther King Junior holiday marks the 14th annual day of service food and clothing drive.  Volunteers  sorted donations, packed boxes, and loaded cars.  Helen Hudson is the AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison with the United Way, which organize the drive.   

One of the fraternities on hand was Omega Psi Phi.   This is Brother Leroy Antoine's second year.   

Volunteers like Antoine used their day off school or work to contribute to the cause. 

 

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