“Tie your vision to the human desire for a better tomorrow.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Delanda S. Johnson/Special to HCN
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) dreamed of equal rights for all Americans and committed to making that dream come true. His dedication and talents made him the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. His famous “I Have A Dream” speech at the March On Washington moved the nation that August day in 1963. His extraordinary words and deeds made an impact we can still feel today–50 years after his passing. Dr. King was one of many brave trailblazers who fought for the advancement of African Americans.
On Saturday, January 19, at Johnson Chapel A. M. E. Church in Malakoff the community will come together to celebrate Rev. Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr. Gospel Explosion. The time for this event is 6:30 p.m. and will consist of area choirs, soloists, male chorus, etc., coming together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.
During a special meeting Monday, the Athens ISD Board of Trustees appointed Kari Wilmeth to fill the seat being vacated by the resignation of Renda Garner.
“As a long time supporter of AISD and a parent of two children who attend Athens Public schools, I am honored to have been afforded the opportunity to serve the district in anyway I can,” Wilmeth said.