The Rams at Colorado State University are teaming up with the City of Fort Collins for this year's celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. this coming Monday, January 17th.

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Martin Luther King Jr. March In Colorado

Martin Luther King Jr. is a name that you've heard, and more than likely learned about in school. As a young boy, I remember first learning about Dr. King, and what he meant to the civil rights movement in our country. If you've never seen his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, take time to watch it below. It's about as powerful as it gets.

"I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This historic speech was made by Dr. King on August 28th, 1963. One of many important speeches he would make on the social injustice in our country. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for combating racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. Sadly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968, in Memphis Tennessee.

King In Alabama
April 1965: Dr Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) addresses civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, April 1965. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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This Monday, Colorado State University along with the city of Fort Collins, and the Poudre School District and tag-teaming a celebration and march for Dr. King as our country celebrates Martin Luther King Day.

According to the Coloradoan, the march for MLK will start at 11 am at Washington Park and end at the Lory Student Center on the CSU Campus. It's about 1.25 miles long. After the MLK march is when the celebration will kick off inside the Lory Student Center. There's going to be keynote speakers, a candlelight vigil, a virtual performance of "At the Table with Dr. King", and more.

You can get more information on the event as well as info on how to volunteer HERE.

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