RI celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.


(WPRI) — As the nation honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., several events across Rhode Island paid tribute Monday to the civil rights icon.

In the video above, Assistant Professor in History and Africana Studies at Brown University Françoise Hamlin discusses MLK Day.

Pawtucket hosted a service day in honor of the work Dr. King has done.

The city says his “dedication to service and community is an example to all of us to how we should serve our community especially during the pandemic.”

Volunteers gave out more than 20,000 free masks to Pawtucket and Central Falls residents.

In Providence, a virtual event including skits and interactive activities was held, sponsored by the Providence Children’s Museum.

To close out the day, the state’s holiday commission will be hosting its annual celebration at 7 p.m. on Capital TV.

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