Dragonfly Trails holds groundbreaking ceremony honoring Dr. King

Sergio Conner
January 14, 2018

Other morning events include a special job fair set for 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday at Douglass High School, 900 N Martin Luther King. Milton said the parade route will follow Main Street instead of Sheridan Avenue into Bricktown, the one change in this year's route as compared to last year's.

With temperatures in the 20s and a stiff north wind, Saturday night offered less-than-optimum conditions for a community gathering - but this didn't stop more than 125 people from honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It's not uncommon for people to focus so much on planning and producing events to fill the day that we lose sight of why the holiday exists in the first place - honoring the groundbreaking work of an outstanding leader.

I'yanne Davis holds a sign showing the image of Martin Luther King Jr. during the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sheppard said the theme for this year's event is "Today is tomorrow: The Urgency is Now" which is from one of King's speeches.

"I'm very involved in advocating for rights in general and it's part of why I'm so happy and honored to be the keynote speaker", Pena said. We care about where we live, you know.

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Bonner said the annul MLK Parade/March will begin at 10:45 a.m.at Gaston Chapel Church, 1206 Sterling Boulevard in Sheffield. The free screening starts at 11:00 a.m. on Monday.

This is the 19th year for day of service. "In the Name of Love" has cultivated partnerships with local musicians and arts organizations, social justice activists, religious and political leaders, public school educators and students, the business community, and others.

Lilliboe said her mom went to Alabama not to die, but to help people to vote.

Check-in is at the GUC Performance Center from 10-10:30 a.m. Students, faculty, staff, and community members may attend.

The event will begin with a half-hour reception at 5:30 p.m. Auggie Gonzeles returns to serve as emcee once more for the hour-long main program at 6 p.m.

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