Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition Calls for Parade Participants


It's hard to believe, but this January 21, 2008 will mark the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition has sent out a press release inviting community organizations to participate in the 20th annual Martin Luther King Parade and Celebration that will be held on the national holiday, Monday, Jan. 21st. A number of House members proudly walk in this parade every year. The parade will start at Magic Island with the formation of organizations at 7:30 a.m. It will travel through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park where there will be a Unity Celebration. An estimated 4000 people are expected to attend. For info and applications, contact Bill Rushing, the Parade Chair. Telephone: 741-4038; Fax: 988-1777; Email: rushingsr@juno.com. Info is also available online at http://www.mlk-hawaii.com/.

2 comments:

Hannah Miyamoto said...

Wish to clarify that Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, not Jan. 21, which marks his birthday.
I wrote a commentary in the style of a preacher like Dr. King, which can be viewed at http://writerofdiscontent.blog.com//King/. I have released it under a Creative Commons license; feel free to share.

Hannah Miyamoto
Manoa
fmr. Comm. Ed., Kaleo O Hawai'i
UH-Manoa

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