By Clifford Buttram Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The MLK Club of Fort Wayne is scheduled to present the 30th Anniversary Unity Day celebration on Jan. 19, 2015 at the Grand Wayne Center. Each year, we search for talent to participate and perform as part of the program. Perhaps you have the best gospel choir in […]
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FORT WAYNE—The University of Saint Francis (USF) is scheduled to continue its free “Future Of” series in collaboration with Fort Wayne’s Martin Luther King Club with “The Future of Civil Rights 2014” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., July 2 in the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, the former Scottish Rite in downtown Fort […]
By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated On July 2, 1964, the U.S. government passed a landmark piece of legislation that continues to impact our society. The Civil Rights Act signed into law that day was designed to provide a base and basis for equal opportunity, the elimination of employment, housing, and education […]
FORT WAYNE—In memory of George Smith the Martin Luther King Jr. Club is sponsoring a guided motorcoach Civil Rights Tour June 18 through June 22. The tour is scheduled to visit several historical sites in the South made famous during the 1960s. The itinerary includes stops in Birmingham, Ala., and in Meridian, Miss., and Philadelphia, […]
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.
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.