More than a Parade: Savannah’s MLK Observance Day Association kicks off 2017 Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is considered to be one of the most important figures of the 20th century.

In Savannah, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Association officially kicked off its 2017 celebration over the weekend- honoring the life and legacy of the slain civil rights leader.

The 38th annual observance includes eleven events that span from December 11, 2016 to April 4, 2017.

Carolyn Blackshear, MLK Observance Day President, and Prophetess Hazel Scott, a 2017 honoree, join us at the table to talk about the celebration and the importance of keeping Dr. King’s dream alive.

More details:
2017 Parade Marshals: Prophetess Hazel Scott, a retired Savannah-Chatham County School educator and pastor, and Savannah Alderman Van R. Johnson, II.

Civil Rights Activist: Mrs. Shirley Miller Gamble, a retiree of Savannah State University and a community activist.

2017 Theme: ” A Legacy Never Forgotten, Peace and Love Will Thrive On.”

Theme Winners: (1st Place) Lepairea Harper, Derenne Middle School; (2nd Place) Kaelyn Etherton,Garrison School of the Arts; (3rd Place) Patrick Batiste, Hodge Elementary School

For more information, call: (912) 234-5502 or (912) 341-0042 or visit: for a complete list of events.

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