NAACP events to honor ML King Jr. legacy

Rena Logan a member of a Cherokee Freedmen family shows her identification card as a member of the Cherokee tribe at her home in Muskogee Okla

Featuring the art and writing contest winners from local schools (Amanda Arnold, Bluemont, Marlatt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Anthony Middle School, Manhattan Catholic Schools, Flint Hills Christian School, Manhattan High School), the music of local students and choirs, fellowship, recognition of the annual Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.

On Jan. 15., the Martin Luther King Jr.

The commission, now in its 25th year, is also hosting community service events across the state throughout the week.

Dubbed the "BithEnergy MLK Unity 5K", the event will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at Columbia Gateway Drive, and is in an effort to "unify the community" around the celebration of the civil rights movement, said Howard County Branch NAACP President Willie Flowers. The event is sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women Calvert County Chapter, CSM and the Calvert NAACP.

Other events throughout the weekend include the county's 33rd annual holiday program.

To the Editor: Manhattan and area families and citizens are invited to participate in the following activities of the Martin Luther King Jr.

One goal is to share King's message with young people. "We have to look at the world as a unit, a group that's all struggling for human rights for everyone".

King, the major icon of the USA civil rights movement, was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dialogues: 4-5 p.m. The march will begin at 11 front of P.E. Monroe Auditorium and extend approximately two miles to the Ridgeview Recreation Center.



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