The Law Library will be closed on Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To learn more about the origins of the holiday, check out our post on the topic.
As the birthplace of Dr. King, Atlanta has many events planned where you can commemorate the holiday, including free events at the MLK National Historic Site and an MLK Day 5K Drum Run. Here are a few articles that list some things to do in the area:
- Eight Ways to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Atlanta by Lauren Booker, WABE
- Things to Do For Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Atlanta by Mary Welch, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Celebrate MLK Day with These Metro Atlanta Events by Najja Parker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- 2020 MLK Day Events in Atlanta by Atlanta Parent Editorial
If you’re wondering what’s open or closed during the holiday, here’s an article that might help: MLK Day 2020: Here’s What’s Open, Closed In Atlanta by Andrea V. Watson, Patch Staff.
Last (but not least), be sure to drop by and check out our current display of resources about Dr. King just past the Reference Desk. We have multiple resources that you can check out, such as A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, and Martin Luther King Jr. and the Morality of Legal Practice: Lessons in Love and Justice.
We hope you enjoy the holiday!