Cheering marchers on, Reanda Fields Pierre led an estimated 350 people down River Road in Luling in Monday’s celebration of what would have been the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday. “The time is […]
The MLK Day of Service Children’s Book Drive will be held through the month of January. New or gently used children’s book donations are requested. The drive is sponsored by RSVP of the River Parishes […]
Students at St. Rose Elementary School recently participated in the “Share the Dream” Essay contest sponsored by the Martin Luther King Commemorative Organization of St. Charles Parish. Pictured participants in the back row from left […]
Nationally-known actor Nicoye Banks will be guest speaker for Monday’s ceremony honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. A march will be held at 10 a.m. beginning at West Bank Bridge […]
LULING – The Martin Luther King Jr. Pilgrimage will begin at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling. The walk will end at Eual J. Landry, Sr. Alternative Programs Center, 108 Tiger Circle, Hahnville. The event is sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Organization of St. Charles Parish. For more information, contact Lillian August at (985) 783-2483. […]
Celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. by marching from the Hale Boggs Bridge to the Eual J. Landry Gym on Jan. 16. The Pilgrimage March will begin at 10 a.m. and a commemorative program will start at the gym at noon. The program will include songs, speeches and narrations. Prophetess Roselind Martin of Saving Grace Ministry in Destrehan will be a guest speaker. The event is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Organization of St. Charles Parish.
“Our organization is really trying to keep the dream alive so that young people know there are all kind of things out there that people can do…the sky is their limit,” said Celestine P. Williams, president of the organization. “Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for all people, not just one race or creed or religion.”
Williams said that if there is nice weather on Monday, they expect hundreds will turn out for the march.
The MLK Jr. Commemorative Organization was formed by local residents in 1984, a year after Martin Luther King Jr. Day it was signed into law as a national holiday.