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State Capitol Event (Repeat)

Wisconsin Public Radio will broadcast a presentation of last year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on Monday lunchtime. The hour-long tribute includes archived performances by students from James C. Wright Middle School in Madison and the GMAC Mass Choir in Chicago, comments from Governor Tony Evers, and a keynote address by author Michelle Alexander. Listen on your local WPR radio station or stream online at, in the WPR app or on a smart speaker.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize winner of The 1619 Project, New York Times Magazine contributor and Co-Founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, will be the keynote address at UW-Madison MLK. hold symposium 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 25, Shannon Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St. The event will be held in person but will be streamed online. To register for the livestream, visit No registration is required for personal participation.

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