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Observance to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King

January 12, 2012

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced today that he will be hosting a special, public observance of Martin Luther King Day this Friday, January 13, at the Historic Federal Courthouse, 517 East Wisconsin Avenue, in Milwaukee.  The program is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be held in the public atrium of the building.

The Honorable Charles N. Clevert, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, will be making welcoming remarks.  The principal components of the observance will be songs performed by the Concert Chorale of the Milwaukee School of the Arts—and recitations of portions of some of Dr. King’s significant and less well-known speeches and writings.

United States Attorney Santelle stated that this special observance of the upcoming federal holiday is meant to “recognize the significant contributions that Dr. King and others made to the nation-changing civil rights movement of the 1960s and to re-commission the inheritors of that legacy to continue the critically important work of ensuring that justice is delivered to all Americans.”   Santelle also said that the event, to which the public is invited, will be “both a time of solemn reflection on the thoughtful messages communicated by Dr. King and a celebration of the vision that he articulated for the promotion of the rule of law for all our people.”

For additional information, please contact Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig at (414) 297-1700.



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