City hosting event marking MLK Day Monday at VanEps Park

Mayor Paul TenHaken will be joined by community leaders.

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The statue of Martin Luther King, Jr., at VanEps Park in Sioux Falls.

SIOUX FALLS — City officials will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, with a presentation at Van Eps Park in downtown Sioux Falls.

Mayor Paul TenHaken will be joined by Julian Beaudion, executive director of the South Dakota African American History Museum, and Jamiah Beaudion, class representative from the ACE Academy.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the statue of Martin Luther King at Van Eps Park, 300 N. Minnesota Ave., which is directly behind City Centre.

The public is encouraged to attend.

The S.D. African American History Museum is on the first floor of Washington Pavilion. The display recognizes the struggles, contributions and leadership of the African American community in South Dakota.


ACE Academy is a private K-8 school that focuses on a culturally responsive and progressive education.

Patrick Lalley is the engagement editor and reporter for Sioux Falls Live. Reach him at
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