Saturday, May 17, 2014

Houston MLK Plaza And Statue Unveiling Next Week

This time next week there will be a party going on at MacGregor Park.

The memorial plaza and statue of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that was supposed to be dedicated across from the soon to be opened METRORail Purple Line MacGregor Park-MLK Station back in April . 

The statue was damaged just as it was about to be shipped to Houston for the initial unveiling, and the Black Heritage Society was forced to delay the event as the 8 foot tall statue was repaired.

Well, the repairs have been completed, the statue has arrived in Houston without further mishap and a May 24 date has been set by the BHS for its unveiling. 

The rescheduled events sponsored by the Black Heritage Society include a Victory Parade that kicks off at 9 AM, the statue and plaza dedication from 11 AM-1 PM followed by a Cultural Heritage Festival in MacGregor Park that begins at 1 PM  

When that happens Houston would join Atlanta and Washington D.C. as cities which have statues and memorial plazas dedicated to the memory of Dr. King.

Looking forward to checking out that event, and hope we have the nice weather it deserves for an event that has been 35 years in the making..

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