January 15, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk - 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an amazing man who made a significant impact on civil rights for black Americans. In his honor, there will be a Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk on Monday, Jan. 17th, beginning at 10am in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Elgin. The Walk ends at Booker T. Washington Elementary School on MLK. Contact Dock Jackson at dock_jackson@yahoo.com for more information.

The same day, at 7pm, the 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Program will be hosted at Paul Quinn African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, located at 1108 Walnut Street in Bastrop. The program will feature Dr. Sterling Lands II as the keynote speaker. For more information on the program or how to contribute to the scholarship, contact President, Tom Scott at (512) 303-0760 or Vice-President, Dock Jackson at (512) 303-0950.

Here is a video of Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech... one of the most inspiring speeches ever written. If you want to see the text version of the speech, click here.

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