‘Restoring the Dream’ celebration set for Sept. 7 in Eau Claire

September 4, 2013 

March on Washington

FILE - This Aug. 28, 1963, file photo shows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledging the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington.

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Civic activists and nonprofit organizations in the Eau Claire community of Columbia will be commemorating the recent 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech Saturday with a family-friendly public event.

The event, dubbed “Restoring the Dream,” will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. in Hyatt Park, at North Main Street and Monticello Road. The rain location is inside Hyatt Park’s Moss Gymnasium Community Center.

Planned activities include a dramatic reading of King’s speech, to be delivered by actor and storyteller Darion McCloud. The program also will include musical performances by local artists; a service award presentation to Durham and Mabel Carter of Columbia; recognition of elders from the North Columbia area who fought for civil rights during the March on Washington 50 years ago; and a salute to police officers and school teachers in the North Columbia area.

The keynote speaker is civil rights activist and author James Felder.

For more information, visit http://www.29203.org/ or send an email to hello@29203.org

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