Posted by admin | Posted in Afro-American News, Black Entertainment | Posted on 14-01-2011
Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day A variety of activities to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King made the entire Natchez and throughout the country. One of these measures is particularly important for “I Have a Dream for young people to lunch.”
Lunch hosted by the Natchez Association annual preservation of African-American culture. Along with a delicious lunch, lunch program this year has a short feature amazing young talent of Miss-Lou. Natchez native, Plezetta West, is the speaker. West, a lawyer was one of the young participants in the first annual “I Have a Dream for lunch.” He currently lives in New Orleans and last year won the big show “Wheel of Fortune” game.
This year’s theme, “Dream with a Vision, Live with a Purpose,” personifies Dr. King’s life. Dr. King was a civil rights leader who preached strongly against the mistreatment of black Americans and other people of color.
He spoke out against all forms of hatred and inequality and encouraged his listeners to ignore skin color and love all people. He also encouraged nonviolence.
Today people of all races in America claim freedom. Today we go to school together. We play on the same sports teams. We pray in the same houses of worship. However, life in America has not always been this accepting. With the luncheon, NAPAC hopes to inform our youth of the struggle and the values of Dr. King. Dr. King left us a legacy of hope and NAPAC wants to remind the children of Dr. King’s dream. More importantly, NAPAC wants them to remember that Dr. King and many others paid the ultimate price; they gave their lives in the struggle for justice and equality.
Last year, 2010, was historic and unforgettable for many reasons and as we move forward in this year, we hope that this luncheon be our largest and the most memorable. Therefore, we are calling on the youth throughout the Miss-Lou, black and white, to attend the Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream Youth luncheon” in record numbers.
Lunch will be at the Natchez Convention Center at 10 am on Monday. Please support your lunch in the churches, organizations and schools or individually. The cost of lunch is $ 11 per person. To guarantee a seat, please contact Juanita Jones at 601-446-5752, Flora Terrell at 601-446-6288, Bianca Maria at 601-446-5601 or 601-446-5218 Bluff City Post.