First MLK event scheduled in Union Parish Saturday
The Union Parish community will remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the late Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights leader with its first memorial celebration Saturday.
Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue will be the keynote speaker. Parish officials declared Jan.19, and each Saturday before the third Monday in January in future years, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Farmerville and in Union Parish.
According to Willie Payne, this event is long overdue.