Oakland celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with music and community service

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Festivities commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day were in full swing Monday with dozens of Oakland residents celebrating the holiday and the national day of service. At McClymonds High School in West Oakland, several hundred people watched performances by local singers, dancers, and musical groups at the 15th annual MLK National Holiday Celebration.

Just a few blocks away, at 27th Street and Market Street, Oakland group Urban Releaf hosted its 5th annual MLK tree planting event. Close to 100 people were on hand, volunteering to plant trees while enjoying live music, dancing, and horse and pony rides provided by Oakland Black Cowboy Association.

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