(MURFREESBORO) Bone chilling temperatures and snow flurries on Monday (1/20/2020) did not deter several hundred from participating in the 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March from Central Magnet School to the Patterson Community Center.
Murfreesboro Police escorts cleared traffic as the marchers left the school at noon, and walked down Hancock Street to the Patterson Center.
Once the marchers arrived at the Patterson Center, a Providence Christian Academy student read a poem and a middle school student from Blackman presented Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech.
From 1:00 to 3:00PM Monday afternoon, educational programs were presented inside the facility.
Murfreesboro NAACP President Katie Wilson had thoughts about what she hoped the young people took away from the Martin Luther King tribute . . .
Parade Organizer Shawn Brown knew what he wanted everyone to feel . . .
Lamyai Savely explained that the Habitat ReStore was accepting donations of money and items in honor of Dr. King. In addition, at 3:00 o'clock a new Habitat' home at 619 East Sevier Street was dedicated and the Willie family received the keys.
She noted . . .
MLK Breakfast This Saturday
NAACP's Wilson encouraged the community to attend the Annual MLK Breakfast at 9:30 this coming Saturday morning in the Tennessee Room of MTSU's James Union Building.
Tickets are available from Florence Smith, phone 615-589-5034.