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New Braunfels MLK Association Hosts Day of Remembrance Saturday

Saturday's event will be short and will include a song, a reading, a prayer and a call for a commitment to nonviolence. Children are welcomed.

The New Braunfels MLK Association hosts a memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Main Plaza in downtown New Braunfels.

Organizer Susan Tate said participants are expected to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

She said the gathering will be short an includes a song, a reading, a prayer and a call for commitment to nonviolence.

Children are welcome: “They need to know and remember.”

The MLK Association has gathered at the Main Plaza on April 4 since 2017 but pushed this year’s event back a day because of Easter.

“If you will remember, April 3 was the day when Dr. King gave his speech on longevity and reaching the mountain top,” she said. “For me, given the fact that he was killed the next day, this speech is his most moving.”

The group also celebrated its 2021 Scholarship and Achievement Award Ceremony on March 20.

Canyon High School (CHS) teacher Shalonda Davis was honored as the 2021 Achievement Award recipient for her work in organizing the first Black Student Union at CHS in 2019. Since then she has organized BSU chapters at four other schools during the 2020-21 school year.

The ceremony included a speech by the Rev. Addae Kraba, pastor at the Unitarian Universalists New Braunfels. His theme was ” The Time Is Now.”

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