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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Part 2

On Monday January 20th, the City of Bloomington’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration was held to honor and uphold the legacy of the famed activist. The keynote speaker for the Celebration was Freedom Rider Hank Thomas, who spoke on “A Freedom Rider’s Journey.” A Nineteen-year-old Hank Thomas joined the 1961 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Freedom Ride. Thomas …

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Bring it On! – MLK Day Special: January 20, 2014

On a special 2-hour BIO broadcast, Clarence Boone and Liz Mitchell are joined by “Freedom Rider” Hank Thomas. PART ONE Hank Thomas overcame an impoverished childhood in southern Georgia and St. Augustine, FL to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he was active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) affiliated Nonviolent Action Group (NAG). After participating in the …

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Daily Local News – January 16, 2014

Victims of a mid-December flood may still be eligible for help, according to an official who spoke to the Monroe County Commission on January 10th; Tenants in a house on the west side of Bloomington have been left nearly homeless after the flooding in mid-December; The City of Bloomington is hosting the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. Birthday …

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