The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hosted by the Natchitoches Black Heritage Committee, Monday, Jan. 18 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The local Natchitoches Black Heritage Committee looks forward to hosting a special event in honor of Dr. King in the near future.
The committee would like to share with the public that Dr. King Jr. (1929-68) 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 that we can still feel today- 50 years after his death.
Dr. King was one of many trailblazers who fought for the advancement of Africans. Let us all “Tie our vision to human desire for a better tomorrow!” Interested citizens may contact Sylvia Morrow at 318-527-2713 or Edward Ward Jr. at 318-352-4405. They ask that all citizens be safe.