The MLK Club gave away four $1,000 scholarships to high school students Kalisha T. Goree, Brittni L. Clopton, Jenna L. Klinedinst and Tiara A. Poindexter.
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Not only were there a large number of Fort Wayne blacks in attendance at the Dr. King Unity Day Celebration, but there was an emancipation spirit in the air.
The largest Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in the state of Indiana lived up to its name Jan. 20 as a record crowd attended the annual event honoring the slain civil rights activist.
The late George Smith was a pure example of living an unselfish life. The MLK Club will hold a tribute to Smith to celebrate his life and the many contributions he gave to various causes.
In conjunction with the Jan. 20 Unity Day celebration, Breakfast With the Clergy is scheduled to feature keynote speaker Pastor Kenneth Christmon.
For nearly two decades, Fort Wayne’s Martin Luther King Jr. Club has helped to fulfill Christmas hopes and dreams for many children in our community. And this, the 17th year, will be no exception when the club hosts its annual Santa on Tour and Trolley Ride, scheduled for 12 noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the YMCA Renaissance Pointe, 2323 Bowser St.