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SUSLA students continue Dr. King's dream

A Civil Rights trailblazer is honored by a local college. 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech" students work to keep his dream alive.
A Civil Rights trailblazer is honored by a local college. 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech" students work to keep his dream alive.

King was born on January 15, 1929. 85 years later his birthday is being celebrated at Southern University- Shreveport.

Emmanuel Sims says, “Why wait a couple of days later to celebrate such an important man in history."

That's why Sims, SUSLA’s Student Government Association president wanted to honor the civil rights icon on his birthday.

“Since we live on MLK drive it was very important that we took care of Dr. King."

Students marched across campus to the monument, which was placed near the street named after the Nobel Peace Prize winner.

"We believe here at Southern in Shreveport that his dream is still well and alive."

A number of service projects and programs will be held on MLK Day.

The First Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Luncheon

Hosted by the Shreveport Branch NAACP will be held Monday, January 20, 2014.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Dre's Place Fine Food, 1906 North Market Street . The celebration theme is "Team Work Makes the Dream Work". The speaker will be Dr. Glenell Lee-Pruitt, pastor of St. Matthew AME Church-Shreveport.

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at the NAACP Office, 1315 Milam St. between 10am -12noon. Seating is limited.

For additional information, you may call (318) 828-1905.


Mayor Glover and Local Ministers Host MLK Program

Mayor Cedric B. Glover and the Baptist Ministers Fellowship Conference of Shreveport will host a citywide service Monday, January 20, to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The special service begins at 6:30 p.m. at Galilee Baptist Church, 1500 Pierre Ave., where the renowned E. Edward Jones is Pastor. Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., Senior Pastor at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., will be the featured speaker.

The Interdenominational Observance also includes special recognitions of the 2014 ``Spirit of Dr. King Award'' recipients by Mayor Glover and the City of Shreveport. This year's honorees will be recognized for their respective commitments to Civil Rights, education, community, youth and jurisprudence.

The evening observance is free and open to the public.

MLK Service Day

Monday, January 20, 2014 from 2 PM to 4 PM, Valencia Community Center (1800 Viking) is hosting a MLK Service Day. For more information, contact Shalon Lewis at 318-673-6433.


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