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.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A Lawrenceville man and his fraternity brothers lead local efforts to help build the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.
“We had a dream that one day our fraternity brother would stand on ground that has only been used to memorialize presidents or military personnel,” said Lawrenceville resident Michael Woodward, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity member. Woodward and his fraternity spearheaded fundraising throughout the state for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial which was dedicated by President Barack Obama on Sunday, October 16th. The dedication was officially postponed in late August due to Hurricane Irene. The dedication was rescheduled, and with good weather predicted Woodward and his fellow bus passengers were Washington bound. Throughout the weekend activities were scheduled to memorialize Dr. King and his historic accomplishments. Departing late Friday …