Images: Martin Luther King Day in the Suburbs and around the Nation

 
 
Updated 1/20/2020 3:45 PM

See Martin Luther King Day in the suburbs and around the nation Monday.

Pamela Gibson of Elgin rejoices as the Destiny Church Praise Team sings at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates on Monday.
  Pamela Gibson of Elgin rejoices as the Destiny Church Praise Team sings at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Geneva Wells, 7, of Hampshire holds her hand over her heart as she recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates on Monday.
  Geneva Wells, 7, of Hampshire holds her hand over her heart as she recites the Pledge of Allegiance at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Trustee Herb Porter of the Village of Hanover Park gives the keynote speech at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates on Monday.
  Trustee Herb Porter of the Village of Hanover Park gives the keynote speech at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Gloria Covington of Barrington volunteered at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates on Monday.
  Gloria Covington of Barrington volunteered at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates on Monday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Donniece Samuels and her husband Peter Uccio from Pennsylvania share a laugh at the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights as part of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Both moved to Illinois recently in search of work.
  Donniece Samuels and her husband Peter Uccio from Pennsylvania share a laugh at the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights as part of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Both moved to Illinois recently in search of work.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Donniece Samuels and her husband Peter Uccio from Pennsylvania share a laugh at the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights as part of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Both moved to Illinois recently in search of work.
  Donniece Samuels and her husband Peter Uccio from Pennsylvania share a laugh at the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights as part of Martin Luther King Jr. day. Both moved to Illinois recently in search of work.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
TC Anderson, associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights, sorts through donated food that will be distributed to food pantries in Arlington Heights. "This is the second year we have done this," said Anderson, "I think the purpose is to try and create a little more brightness in the world...use Martin Luther King Jr. Day to do something positive instead of having the day off and bum about."
  TC Anderson, associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights, sorts through donated food that will be distributed to food pantries in Arlington Heights. "This is the second year we have done this," said Anderson, "I think the purpose is to try and create a little more brightness in the world...use Martin Luther King Jr. Day to do something positive instead of having the day off and bum about."
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Walt Meyer, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights helped make over a hundred grilled cheese sandwiches as part of the free meal being served up for the second straight year there. " It's good." said Meyer,"It's something we are supposed to do, Jesus said to take care of his people and we are."
  Walt Meyer, a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights helped make over a hundred grilled cheese sandwiches as part of the free meal being served up for the second straight year there. " It's good." said Meyer,"It's something we are supposed to do, Jesus said to take care of his people and we are."
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Ellen Anderson, along with Susie Kopec make a up signs announcing free lunch at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights.
  Ellen Anderson, along with Susie Kopec make a up signs announcing free lunch at First Presbyterian Church in Arlington Heights.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Director Michelle Johnson leads voices of the Second Baptist Church of Elgin choir as they celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service at Judson University in Elgin Monday.
  Director Michelle Johnson leads voices of the Second Baptist Church of Elgin choir as they celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a service at Judson University in Elgin Monday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Edmond joins his Second Baptist Church of Elgin choir onstage as they perform at Judson University's  Herrick Chapel Monday during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. It's the 17th year Second Baptist has joined Judson to mark the occasion.
  Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Edmond joins his Second Baptist Church of Elgin choir onstage as they perform at Judson University's Herrick Chapel Monday during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. It's the 17th year Second Baptist has joined Judson to mark the occasion.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The crowd stands in praise in a packed Herrick Chapel at Judson University Monday as they join in with the Second Baptist Church of Elgin choir during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.
  The crowd stands in praise in a packed Herrick Chapel at Judson University Monday as they join in with the Second Baptist Church of Elgin choir during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
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An eternal flame burns at the tomb of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.
An eternal flame burns at the tomb of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.
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MARTA driver Cory Dumas, Jr inspects a 1950s era bus similar to the bus that civil rights leader Rosa Parks rode in Montgomery, Ala., when she was arrested in 1955, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.
MARTA driver Cory Dumas, Jr inspects a 1950s era bus similar to the bus that civil rights leader Rosa Parks rode in Montgomery, Ala., when she was arrested in 1955, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.
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A woman stands during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
A woman stands during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
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Martin Luther King III accompanied his daughter Yolanda places wreath at the base of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan.20, 2020.
Martin Luther King III accompanied his daughter Yolanda places wreath at the base of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan.20, 2020.
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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is the keynote speaker at the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast, Monday, January 20, 2020 at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minn. The event featured several speakers, musical and dance performances, and a volunteering event.
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is the keynote speaker at the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast, Monday, January 20, 2020 at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minn. The event featured several speakers, musical and dance performances, and a volunteering event.
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Martin Luther King III accompanied by his wife Andrea Waters King and his daughter Yolanda places a wreath at the base of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan.20, 2020.
Martin Luther King III accompanied by his wife Andrea Waters King and his daughter Yolanda places a wreath at the base of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan.20, 2020.
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St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter listens to speakers at the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast, Monday, January 20, 2020 at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minn. The event featured several speakers, musical and dance performances, and a volunteering event.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter listens to speakers at the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Breakfast, Monday, January 20, 2020 at The Armory in Minneapolis, Minn. The event featured several speakers, musical and dance performances, and a volunteering event.
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People gather at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
People gather at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
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A wreath is placed at the base of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan.20, 2020.
A wreath is placed at the base of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan.20, 2020.
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Marchers carry signs in support for public schools during a memorial march along M.L. King Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The memorial march was part of the Unity Group of Chattanooga's 50th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration.
Marchers carry signs in support for public schools during a memorial march along M.L. King Boulevard on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 in Chattanooga, Tenn. The memorial march was part of the Unity Group of Chattanooga's 50th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration.
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Players with the Atlanta Hawks and the Toronto Raptors warm up before an annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day afternoon NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.
Players with the Atlanta Hawks and the Toronto Raptors warm up before an annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day afternoon NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.
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About 250 took part, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Erie, Pa., honoring the slain civil rights leader.
About 250 took part, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in the 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Erie, Pa., honoring the slain civil rights leader.
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The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
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Vice President Mike Pence takes a tour of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, in Memphis Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
Vice President Mike Pence takes a tour of the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot on April 4, 1968, in Memphis Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.
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Vice President Mike Pence, left, listens to the history of the Civil Rights Museum during a visit, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, to Memphis, Tenn., on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Vice President Mike Pence, left, listens to the history of the Civil Rights Museum during a visit, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, to Memphis, Tenn., on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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Gale Poore celebrates with fellow Charlestonians as a sign was unveiled at the intersection of Court Street and Brawley Walkway designating it Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Monday Jan. 20, 2020 in Charleston, WV.
Gale Poore celebrates with fellow Charlestonians as a sign was unveiled at the intersection of Court Street and Brawley Walkway designating it Martin Luther King Jr. Way on Monday Jan. 20, 2020 in Charleston, WV.
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