Hundreds marched from the Historic Gwinnett Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Ga. to Moore Middle School during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade. This is the 13th year of the event sponsored by the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Is it a day to celebrate, a day to give back or the last day of a long weekend?
Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, it is a day to honor the prominent civil rights activist by giving back to the community, like these opportunities chronicled in Athens Patch and Oconee Patch. For others, it is a day of celebration, a way to celebrate the unity in the community, like the second annual Martin Luther King Jr., Day Parade that will take place in the city of Snellville on Monday. And for others, it is the final day on a long weekend and an opportunity for a day off work. So which is it for you? A day to give back, a day to celebrate or the last day of a vacation weekend? A little history, courtesy of Wheaton Patch Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S. holiday, took 15 years to create. Legislation was …
Monday, November 19, 2012
There's still time to register entries for the parade in Lawrenceville, Ga. honoring Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County Inc. is finalizing plans for the 2013 annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Jan. 20 and 21and the Black History Month Exhibit Feb. 1-28. According to a press release issued by the local United Ebony Society, this year’s MLK’s theme of ‘Character and Service’ is a call to the community to answer the passionate words by Dr. King: “Life's most persistent and urgent question is…What are you doing for others?” The celebration starts at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd., in Norcross with essay readings and performances by Gwinnett County students. On Monday, Jan. 21, the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan St…
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Students from Gwinnett County Public Schools to present essays, performances Sunday afternoon at Meadowcreek High School. Twelfth annual parade planned Monday morning in Lawrenceville.
The United Ebony Society is presenting its 12thannual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade in Lawrenceville Monday, Jan. 16. After a 10 a.m. ceremony at the gazebo on the grounds of the Historic Gwinnett Courthouse, participants will march at 10:30 a.m. over to Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville. Pedro “Pete” Marin, D-Norcross, will serve as the grand marshal of the parade. This year’s theme is “Unity in Diversity,” which reflects the different nationalities in Gwinnett County. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from Central Gwinnett High to the Historic Courthouse from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. for participants who park at the courthouse located at 564 Crogan St. Refreshments will be served at Central Gwinnett High at the …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Celebration starts at Historic Courthouse, ends at Central Gwinnett High.
A parade through downtown Lawrenceville Monday will honor Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County Inc. is sponsoring the 11th annual MLK Jr. Day Parade starting at 10 a.m. at the Historic Gwinnett County Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan St., and ending at Central Gwinnett High School, 564 W. Crogan St. A large turnout is expected. Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson and other officials will deliver brief remarks to the gathering at the courthouse at 9:30 a.m. Then everyone will walk over to Central Gwinnett High School where students will read essays they have written about Dr. King. The hour-long presentation starts at 11:45 a.m. in the school's auditorium. This year's essay topic is "Your Character …