Monday, January 18, 2021, is Martin Luther King Junior Day.
A number of facilities are closed. All county and federal government offices and courts are closed. The PennDOT license center is also closed. Banks are not open. There will be no pickup or delivery of regular mail with all post offices shut down for the day. The Butler Transit Authority is operating and state liquor stores will be open today as well.
YWCA SHARES INFO
If you are looking for some information on Martin Luther King Junior Day, one place you can access information online is with Butler’s YWCA. Their Facebook page (click here) includes different areas historical moments.
You can access the transcript of Dr. King’s speech at the March on Washington where he decries the violence used against civil rights activists and restates his hope for the future. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, a year after that speech.
There is information also shared on the many arrests during Dr. King’s lifetime. You can read more about Dr. King’s arrests; which include accusations of obstructing a sidewalk, driving 30mph in a 25mph zone, and parading without a permit.