Cincinnati remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 21, 2013

In Cincinnati, hundreds of people will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day.

A noon commemorative celebration at Music Hall is the culmination of a morning filled with remembrances. The day begins with a Freedom Center breakfast, a march to Fountain Square for a prayer service, and then a march to Music Hall. That's where the Honorable Judge Jeffery Hopkins will be the keynote speaker. There will also be choral and theatrical performances.

Spokeswoman Natalie Hastings says the Freedom Center will be open from 11-5 without a charge.

"It's just a nice way with many people off for the day for people to reflect on why we're off on Martin Luther King Day and what he meant to our country and to our history and he plays an important part in the legacy as we think about freedom's heroes, which we celebrate going back to the Underground Railroad  at the Freedom Center."

Hastings says there is a new installation called Emancipation and it's Legacies. It looks at the history of the Emancipation Proclamation.