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Remembrances, Closings Mark MLK Day

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RALEIGH — Shaw University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke,churches and theJohn Locke Foundation are among many Triangle institutions that have beenstaging remembrances, celebrations and examinations of the contributionsof the late Dr. Martin Luther King, and more events are scheduled. Theofficial observance is Monday.

A key event scheduled for Tuesday is an address by MyrlieEvers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Eversand chairwoman of the NAACP. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. inMemorialHall at UNC-CH. Her talk will be preceded by a candlelight vigil at 6p.m. in the Pit on the UNC campus.

Meanwhile, marches, speeches, prayer breakfasts and inter-culturalevents took place on Monday, and several are scheduled for later in theweek.

On Wednesday, "Freedom on My Mind," a film about black and whitestudents in the civil rightsmovement in Mississippi in 1964 will be shown at the Sonja Haynes StoneBlack Cultural Center. The showing is free and begins at 1:30 p.m.

Among events at North Carolina State University, the production "I Havea Dream," drawn from King's writings, will be performed by the NationalBlack Touring Circuit of New York. Raleigh's Herman LeVern Jones is one ofthe ensemble. The presentation will be Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in StewartTheatre on the campus. $12 admission; $8 students with ID; $5 seniors andyouth under 12. For more information call 515-1100.

As part of the official day, just about all routine business andgovernment operations were closed Monday. Stores and parks were open.InWake County, the State Farmers' Market is operating on its usualschedule.

Among places closed are schools, post offices, governmentaloffices, banks, libraries and ABC stores.