A list of Omaha-area events to honor Martin Luther King

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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:13 pm, Mon Mar 31, 2014.

Civil rights: The mobile Civil Rights History bus will be at different locations in the city all week.

» Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Big Mama's Kitchen, 3223 N. 45th St.

» Sunday, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Salem Baptist Church, 3131 Lake St.

» Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 24th and Lake Streets.

» Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Charles B. Washington Library, 2868 Ames Ave.

» Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Aksarben Cinema, 2110 S. 67th St., #106.

SATURDAY

African music: The African community in Omaha will play African pop music at House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St. The show starts at 10 p.m. and is $5.

MONDAY

• Keynote address: Community health advocate and “Champions of Change” White House award recipient Ira F. Combs will deliver a speech to honor Rev. Martin Luther King. The event will be held at noon in the lower level of the Storz Pavilion in Clarkson Tower, 4350 Dewey Ave.

• Poetic tribute: The Wordsmiths will present a spoken word tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Hixon-Lied Commons, 7000 Mercy Road, at the College of St. Mary. The event is free and open to the public.

• Day of service: University of Nebraska at Omaha will host a Day of Service on Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Projects planned include creating fleece blankers for the children of Project Harmony, helping out Habitat for Humanity, designing a mural for Leavenworth Street and more. Visit www.unomaha.edu/serve to sign up.

• Movie screening: Homestead National Monument of America will show an interview from 1965 with Dr. Martin Luther King on Meet the Press. The clip will be show at the Homestead Education Center, 8523 West State Highway 4, Beatrice, Neb., at 2 p.m.

TUESDAY

• Speaker: Michael Eric Dyson, award-winning author and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, will speak at the Chancellor's Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will deliver a speech titled “Beyond Race, Addressing the Universal Commonality of Concern” at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union ballroom.

• Art reception: Project Interfaith will host a public reception for the traveling art exhibit “Unraveled” in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The exhibit is centered on religious and spiritual identities. The reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 333 S. 132nd St. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

THURSDAY

Open mike: UNL will host “Outspoken,” an open-mike tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King. Participants are invited to recite poetry, dance, sing or perform other types of art related to the work of Dr. King. Grand prize winner will receive an iPad. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Nebraska Union on UNL City Campus.

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