MLK Virtual Community Celebration

Mayor Figueiredo and the Township Committee are proud to present the Township's Annual Virtual Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, January 17th at 12:00pm via Facebook Premiere on @twpunionnj.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist who had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. 

Among his many efforts, King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Through his activism and inspirational speeches, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo

King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. He continues to be remembered as one of the most influential and inspirational African-American leaders in history.