Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-68) was an African-American clergyman and civil rights leader. A charismatic speaker, he advocated passive resistance to segregation. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and was assassinated in 1968. He is considered a martyr to the cause of civil rights.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday celebrated on the third Monday in January. Monday is also Alaska Civil Rights Day.
All federal, state and city offices will be closed. The court system will not operate. All schools will be closed. There will be no classes at the University of Alaska Southeast, and all offices there will be closed; spring semester classes begin Tuesday.
Banks will be closed, but those with 24-hour telephone or on-line banking services will have those services available.
Toddler Time is canceled, but the public libraries remain open. The Zack Gordon Youth Center will be closed.
Alaskan & Proud market will be open its regular winter hours, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Carrs Quality Center will be open, including the pharmacy.
Fred Meyer will be open regular hours as will its pharmacy. Foodland Super Drug will be open.
The Nugget Mall will have the third and final day of its three-day Winter Clearance sale, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.
Mike's Place will be closed. DiSopra (UpStairs) will be closed at The Fiddlehead Restaurant & Bakery, but downstairs will be open. Mi Casa will be open 6:30 to 9 p.m. Both locations of Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor will be open. The Breakwater Restaurant will be open. Both locations of the Breeze-In grocery will be open as usual.
Lyle's Home Furnishings Inc. will be open.
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will be closed.
Both locations of the Juneau Racquet Club will be open.
Capital Transit will be offering its regular bus service.
The Juneau Empire will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will publish a newspaper.
The Girl Scouts and Southeast Alaska Guidance Association are conducting A Day Off For Hunger, A Day On For Service food drive Monday. Scouts will go door-to-door between noon and 1 p.m. collecting non-perishable food items. For more information, call 586-1710.
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