Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s biggest legacy may be his vision for America, but he would not have become the face of the civil rights movement if he had not taken action to bring about change in America.
Monday morning's MLK, Jr.
Bethany Green, assistance director for Student Engagement at UNA, said the event is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the community to come together and honor King while serving others.
Students in Hope Hill's fifth-grade class at Washington Middle School wrote "I Have a Dream" speeches on Friday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
The event, which is free and open to all, is being organized jointly by the city's Health and Human Services Department, the school district's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Somerville Human Rights Commission.
It's taking action that the steering committee for Newberg's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "So we thought that would be very appropriate with Dr. King's philosophy and also timely".
"No matter where you are in life, there's something in this week of celebration that you can learn from and engage in, because most have forgotten about the fight to make MLK a national holiday and how hard that fight was", she said. This was a chance to talk about the civil rights leader and USA history, so I asked friends on Facebook for books or other resources.
The parade has been a staple in Ridgeland for 36 years. Past grand marshals have been longtime local leaders.
"I was thrilled to think he was coming because I knew how prominent he was and what a fine speaker he was, and I was anxious to have him represented on our campus", Butler says. These are people who have done all kinds of services in the African-American community and cross all boundaries.
With Monday a federal holiday, all bus lines will operate on a Saturday schedule, commission spokesman Brad Seidel said. For more information, click or tap here.