Connecticut Honors King

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State officials are gathering in Hartford for Connecticut’s official ceremony honoring the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ceremony is being held at the state Capitol. It’s one of several events across the state honoring King.

The Connecticut Valley Girl Scouts are opening the Capitol event with a flag ceremony, and the Beulah Heights Praise Choir of New Haven will sing. Officials also are ringing the state’s replica of the Liberty Bell.

Across town at the Connecticut Convention Center, the Hartford Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority is holding its 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast Monday morning. Nearly 600 people are expected at the event.

The alumnae group awards scholarships every year to female African-American high school seniors.

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