A day of celebration and reverence.
(Editor's Note: This article and video appeared Monday in our neighboring Patch, Stone Mountain.) It was a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., a reminder of our nation's tragic past, and an admonition of how far we have to go. But most of all, the ninth annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and rally in Stone Mountain Village was a celebration of how far we've come since the civil rights leader's tragic death. It was a show of unity. And it was fun. Patch tried to capture all of that in this video of Monday's event.
2011 King Holiday celebrated with concerts, banquets and more
(Editor's note: The following article about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and MLK Day activities appeared in our Cascade Patch in Atlanta.) Martin Luther King became a world-renown leader of non-violent social change yet--in what we call Cascade Patch--he was once a part of the community. King would have been 82 on Sat., Jan. 15. King led many Civil Rights student movement meetings at the former Paschal’s Restaurant and Motor Hotel on Hunter Street, now Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., named in his honor. At the mere age of 15, he graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and went on to attend Morehouse College. Within the 39 years of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King was known as great orator, theologian, philosopher, a non-violent crusader …