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Conferences & Commemoration-- Events for January 11-19, 2017 What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL
Here's what's happening in Athens-Limestone, events for Jan 11-19, 2017.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Limestone County NAACP Marks MLK Jr. Day
with March and Program
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Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association
The Limestone County NAACP invites all citizens to join them on January 16th at 9:00AM on the
Mr. Woodruff, President of the Limestone County Chapter of the NAACP, said the walk will begin with a circuit around the Limestone County Courthouse - Washington Street to Marion Street to Market Street to Jefferson Street and returning to Washington Street - before marching down Marion Street to Pryor Street and finishing at the Limestone County Event Center.
The march participants and public are invited to then step inside of the Limestone County Event Center for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay presentations by the winners and program to start at approximately 9:30AM. The essay contest was open to Athens and Limestone County students and hosted by the Limestone County NAACP, Limestone County Commission and the City of Athens.
Mr. Woodruff said the winning students will present their themed essay as part of the program. Three age groups were offered the below topics to write...
● Ages 6 - 12
Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a historic speech titled "I have a Dream." What was his dream for freedom and justice? What progress has been made toward the dream? What can you do to promote freedom and justice in your home, school and community?
● Ages 13 - 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Why is it important for each individual to promote justice in order to advance the dream?
● Ages 16 - 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote a letter titled "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." In this letter he said, "It is wrong to use immoral means to attain moral ends. It is just as wrong...to use moral means to preserve immoral ends." How does this quote relate to advancing the dream of freedom and justice in America?
For more information about the Limestone County NAACP March or program, please contact Mr. Woodruff at 256-227-8489.