District D Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/10/2006, 4:48 p.m.
Council Member Ada Edwards and the District D office presents the second annual celebration of the life and legacy of ...

Council Member Ada Edwards and the District D office presents the second annual celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 13, 2006 at Bricker Park from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Bricker Park is located at 4548 Bricker in the heart of Sunnyside and is the home to a bronze bust of Dr. King.  The District D office invites the community to join in a celebration of the birth of a man who changed America.  The celebration will include a candle light vigil, remarks on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., and community youth sharing what Dr. King means to them.  In addition, local artists, including the sculptor of the bronze bust, will be in attendance to share their remembrance of Dr. King.

Council Member Edwards stated: “It is fitting that we hold this celebration at Bricker Park, the only place in Houston that houses a statue of Dr. King.  Further, the community that abuts this park is the type of community that Dr. King dedicated his life to and we feel it appropriate to remember his works here at this place and to rededicate our office to his legacy of service to the community.”

In addition to this annual celebration, the District D Office is planning to broaden the event for next year.  The 2007 event will include a march down Martin Luther King Boulevard consisting of Civic Clubs, Churches, Youth Groups, and Community members.  The march will culminate in a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Macgregor Park.