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Walker to Attend MLK Day EventsSubmitted: 01/21/2013

Ben Meyer
Executive Producer
bmeyer@wjfw.com

MADISON - Governor Walker will take part in two events honoring Martin Luther King on the civil rights leader's day here in Wisconsin.

Walker will start at the annual Milwaukee YMCA Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast.

Then, the governor will be in the Capitol over the noon hour to participate in the state's 33rd annual tribute and ceremony for King.

The guest speaker is journalist and author John W. Fountain.

The event also features performances from Milwaukee's Latino Arts Strings program, Ho-Chunk Native American Drum and Dance Ensemble, Malcolm Williams and the Voices of Great Faith and Madison Bagpipers.

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