The purpose of the Statewide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission is to unify and educate communities within the State of Colorado and encourage appropriate observations, ceremonies and activities in commemoration of the federal holiday and state legal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout all the towns, cities, school districts, counties and local governments within Colorado.

This unification will be accomplished through four components:

  1. Passing of the Torch:  The torch is symbolic of being one people and connecting all Coloradoans with the vision of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.
  2. Calendar of Events:  A centralized location on-line of all Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. events across the state.
  3. Observance:  Representative Commissioners attending holiday observances within the State of Colorado.
  4. Year Round Activities:  The Commission shall encourage and promote year round educational activities regarding the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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