Thursday, January 17, 2013
The King Center has a week full of events leading up to Monday's national holiday.
Bernice A. King, the newly named CEO of The King Center, proudly invited all of our Cascade Patch readers to come join her on Martin Luther King Day and celebrate both her father's birthday and President Obama's 2nd-term inauguration. The King Center has a number of events remaining this week leading up to the national holiday, including ticketed and free options for people of all ages: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m. State of Georgia Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council Program Georgia’s Governor will host a tribute to Dr. King, with participation of King Center officials. State Capitol, North Wing, Atlanta. FREE and Open to the Public. Friday, January 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Naturalization Ceremony – U.S. Immigration Services The …
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Several opportunities to remember a legacy of giving by giving back to your local community.
Jan. 16 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, where we pause to remember one of Atlanta's — and America's — favorite sons. Several groups around East Atlanta Patch have taken his message of service to others to heart by setting up some events in different neighborhoods that are to take place that day. Here are a few: Downtown: Georgia State University's head basketball coach Ron Hunter and Georgia State Athletics will give 200 metro area kids who don't have shoes, footwear. The project, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Blank Family YMCA, 555 Luckie St., is in partnership with the After School All-Stars to support City of Refuge. The children are receiving the shoes through Samaritan's Feet. East Atlanta Village: Brownwood Park, 607 Brownwood…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Sunday Supper and Monday Service Day planned.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., will honor the legacy of Dr. King by helping others in need with a Sunday Supper and Monday Service Day. On Sun., Jan, 15, the group will host “America’s Sunday Supper” at the Covenant House Georgia for their “Prepare and Share a Meal” program. “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to impact the lives of homeless teens,” said Chapter President, Cynthia Parks, in a news release about the events. “We have been blessed with so much and what a way to salute Dr. King’s dream by playing some role in combating poverty by serving hot meals to" the community. The following day, the group will participate in an environmental stewardship and sustainability community service project…
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Martin Luther King III delivers keynote speech
Leaders from around metro Atlanta and across the country gathered for the celebration of the 82nd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Platform guests included U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr., Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Atlanta City Mayor Kasim Reed, U.S. Congressman John Lewis, and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. Within the walls of Ebenezer Baptist Church, hundreds lined the pews while hundreds more wait outside anxiously hoping to get in. The excitement in the air was electrifying as the speakers rose to give praise and honor to the man who made an indelible impression on not only our nation but the world as a whole. Holder stepped to the podium …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
2011 King Holiday celebrated with concerts, banquets and more (weather may hinder or cause cancellations)
Martin Luther King became a world-renown leader of non-violent social change yet--in what we call Cascade Patch--he was once a part of the community. King would have been 82 on Sat., Jan. 15. King led many Civil Rights student movement meetings at the former Paschal’s Restaurant and Motor Hotel on Hunter Street, now Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., named in his honor. At the mere age of 15, he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and went on to attend Morehouse College. Within the 39 years of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King was known as great orator, theologian, philosopher, a non-violent crusader and servant of mankind. Also, he was recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for working to end segregation in the United States. Dr. King’s …