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Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead second Annual Love Train Unity Walk

| October 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Last year it was the survivors of the Charleston Church Massacre leading the way to unity in our community, and now six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be at the front of the line. Having been dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, her athletic accomplishments are literally second to […]

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Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

Fort Wayne march commemorating ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala., attracts Olympian, more than 1,000 locals

| March 9, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report Photos by Michael Patterson and Bennie Edwards FORT WAYNE—The Rev. Bill McGill joined with Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee to lead the local commemoration march on March 8, marking the 50 year anniversary of the tragic “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Ala. On March 7, 1965 a multiracial group of nonviolent civil […]

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Time to honor legacy of Selma march with renewed action

Time to honor legacy of Selma march with renewed action

| March 3, 2015

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated “For all of us today the battle is in our hands.  The road ahead is not altogether a smooth one.  There are no broad highways to lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions.  We must keep going.  Our aim must never be to defeat or […]

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