Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)


Valencia County residents marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a celebration at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus on Saturday and a candlelight vigil Monday evening in Anna Becker Park in Belen.

The UNM-Valencia Campus event, sponsored by the campus, the Rio Abajo Masonic Lodge No. 17 and the Mount Everest Masonic Lodge No. 1, featured a keynote speech by civil rights activist Jack Killeen and presentations and performances by local groups.

About 200 people attended Monday's ninth annual candlelight vigil, which included a performance of "We Shall Overcome" in King's memory. The event was a project of the Dr. …

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