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Campus closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther KingThe OCCC campus will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

A federal holiday since 1986, the day was dedicated to honor Martin Luther King Jr., who was an important influence in the American civil rights movement.

According to www.history.com [1], the Baptist minister and Nobel Prize recipient, helped bring equality for African-Americans and influenced the federal legislation, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Classes for the 16-week semester will start Tuesday, Jan. 20, and the campus will be open normal hours, said OCCC Police Chief James Fitzpatrick.

“Business starts at 8 a.m.,” he said. “The building’s open at 7 a.m.”

For more information about Martin Luther King Jr., visit www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr [2].

To stay updated on campus hours, visit the OCCC website at www.occc.edu [3] or contact campus police at 405-682-7872.