Photo: Dr. Martin Luther King (credit: National Archives and Records Administration)
Now celebrating its 38th year as a federal holiday, Martin Luther King Day – observed on the third Monday in January – honors the civil rights leader and (the youngest at 35) Nobel Prize for Peace recipient who advocate for nonviolent social change leading to the enactment of such landmark federal laws as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. His writings and speeches continue to inspire people and groups to strive in promoting racial equality and humanitarian rights for all.
Belmont will be holding its 30th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Virtual) Community Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m. Sponsored by the Belmont Human Rights Commission in support of the METCO Program and METCO Support Fund, this year’s keynote address will be by Danielle Johnson, founder/CEO of Spark FM Online and a Belmont Public Schools alumnae. Register for this free event here.
Trash and Recycling Pickup is delayed by a day
What’s open and closed on MLK Day:
- Belmont Town Hall and town departments/offices are closed
- Belmont Public Schools: closed
- United States Postal Service Offices at 405 Concord Ave. and 492 Trapelo Rd.: closed
- Federal and state offices: closed
- Banks: closed
- Buses, subway and The Ride: Saturday schedule
- Commuter rail: Weekday schedule
- Most retail and drug stores, pharmacies and businesses will be open on the holiday.