It's been forty-six years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and the Minot Public Library is remembering his work as a civil rights leader by showing the Jackie Robinson Movie "42"
(Pam Carswell, Librarian) "We are going to be watching 42, the Jackie Robinson Story, on MLK Day, just so we can kind of enjoy some really good history, and a fabulos movie with our teens, and think a little bit more about people who kind of paved the way for a lot of people to have rights."
(Daniel Machie, Minot Resident) "We remember the work of Martin Luther King Jr. To give things and member what he did for everybody."
(Pam Carswell, Librarian) "It seemed like the right day to show it. To think about black history, and to give some inspiration to others."
(Daniel Machie, Minot Resident) "I believe it's good to pass it on to the young ones as they're growing up, because they learn when they are growing, or from what they see. So when you pass it on to them, that we are all the same, that we have equal rights, freedom and that we are created equal in the eyes of God."
(Pam Carswell, Librarian) "I am just tickled pink that we could lead the city in thinking about civil rights, and I am tickled pink to think that we have young people who are thinking about social issues."
The Minot Library was one of the few places open today for Martin Luther King Jr. However, they said that this event lasts longer than twenty-four hours, and visitors can come by for the rest of the year to learn about civil rights liberties and more history. For KXNews I'm Bonnie Campo