The late great Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr. dream of equality for all lives on, born January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. This civil rights icon has done more for the people of color than most can ever imagine.
Until his untimely death, by way of assassination on April 4, 1968, Dr. King had been instrumental in placing his life on the line for the people of color. The things we take for granted now, such as hopping on a transit bus, eating in a restaurant and using public restrooms, were luxuries colored people in the past could not afford. Without being beaten by the police, or placed in a cold hard jail cell.
So, it is very accommodating to know that King's legacy is celebrated every year, with his national day being held on January 21, 2013. Starting this weekend, Saturday, January 19, 2013, Express Script Foundation, in cooperation with the American Heart Association will present: A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Fair & Luncheon. The health fair starts at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the luncheon is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel & Suites, at 400 S. 14th Street is the host venue. Gospel icon Vickie Winan is a special guest. Event highlights include launch of the American Heart Association's Get to Goal-hypertension program. And free CPR anytime training and take home kit for all luncheon participants.
To RSVP or more information, call 314.692.5642
Other events in St. Louis:
Awards winning motorcycle club Crown Royals M/C, will present A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, at their club house in Kirkwood. January 21st, the nation will observe King's day, and the Crown Royals want you to join them. Their club house is located at 324 Memphis St., there will be food, fun and music for all. For more information call 314.965.5558. I am hoping whatever you decide to do, just help keep 'The King' dream alive.