Civil Rights Martyr Harry Moore and icon Martin Luther King, Jr. were highlighted in ceremony.
Gwendolyn Taylor locked arms with African American Club of Pasco president Darryll Stevenson as she walked down Circle Blvd. in New Port Richey at the front of a mass of people Monday. Taylor and the 100 or so others were completing a symbolic march from Community Congregational Church in downtown New Port Richey in honor of the birthday of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I believe we need to keep that dream alive,” Taylor said. The march was part of an event organized by the African American Club of Pasco, and the New Port Richey city government. The event spanned downtown New Port Richey, from the church to the headquarters of the West Pasco Historical Society, and on to Sims Park. King, born Jan. 15, 1929, …
The event pays tribute to civil rights leaders.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Alex Tiegen
Wednesday, January 16
Locals are celebrating the birthday of iconic civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday in New Port Richey. The African American Club of Pasco and New Port Richey's city government are sponsoring an event that includes a symbolic march and guest speakers. The event begins at 10:3o a.m. Monday at Community Congregational Church at 6533 Circle Blvd. King, born Jan. 15, 1929, fought against racial inequality during the era of legalized racial segregation, and he is famous for doing so using nonviolent means. King was spokesman during the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955, which protested segregation on public transportation. He led a campaign of nonviolent protests against segregation in Birmingham in 1963. During the March …