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2013 MLK Banquet and March

2013 MLK Banquet and March

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

Camry Ann Ivy – CHS – daughter of Mary Holland, Mikalia Caisha Bradberry- CHS – daughter of Mr. Michael and Mrs. Angel Bradberry, Anthony Tyrone McLendon – AHS – son of Juantina Wilchie; grandson of Rev. Houston and Sis. Effie McLendon Jeanne Issa – AHS – daughter of Mr. Mululi Lukomba and Mrs. Generose Shimirimana The MLK Scholarship Recipients received their scholarships during the Annual Banquet held on the January 21st of January inside of the Abilene Civic Center. Photo by Sienna Miller   Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce Treasurer, Mr. Billy King introduces the Keynote Speaker for the MLK Banquet, Dr. James Race, MD. Photo by Sienna Miller {{more}} Mrs. Melba King, the wife of ABCC Billy King and Aunt of the MLK Keynote Speaker, smiles with pride at her nephew as he walks upon stage. Photo by Sienna Miller   ABCC Board Member, Mr. Paul W. Lewis, presents the Executive Director of Da’Cipher 360, Mrs. Marilyn Miller, with a Community Service Award.Da’Cipher 360 is a non-profit organization that helps children who have family members that are incarcerated. Mrs. Miller was instrumental in helping the Organization officially gain their Non-Profit 501C-3 status in August 2012. Photo by Sienna Miller   MLK Committee Chairman Mr. Floyd Miller presents this year’s Keynote Speaker, Dr. Race MD, a token of appreciation in the form of a pen set on behalf of the Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce. Photo by Sienna Miller   ABCC Member Ms. Priscilla Rayford led the attendees in The Negro National Anthem. She explained the history and importance of the song, as well as the passion that one should sing it with. It’s a song of encouragement rather than one of sadness, according to Ms. Rayford. Photo by Sienna Miller   After this year’s MLK Banquet ended, Dr. Race MD stuck around and mingled with the crowd. Dr. Race and Mr. Dub Pritchett shared a few laughs. Photo by Sienna Miller   City Councilman Anthony Williams, was one of the Speakers at the MLK March. Photo By Alan Copeland   Alan Copeland and Sharon Owens attended the 2013 MLK Banquet. Sharon was also celebrating her birthday. Photo courtesy of Alan Copeland   Group listening to a speech by Micahel Royals before the MLK March. Photo by Floyd Miller