DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(011518) – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR – MARCH

ODESSA, TEXAS/JANUARY 15, 2018 – MANY RESIDENTS OF THE ODESSA COMMUNITY CAME OUT TO CELEBRATE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR’S 89TH BIRTHDAY AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS DR. KING MADE TO SOCIETY AND HIS UNDYING IMPACT ON PEOPLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY.

(TRACY VALENTINE, RESIDENT OF ODESSA, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MARCH)

“DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING AND HARRIET TUBMAN AND ROSA PARKS, THEY SETUP A OPENING DOOR FOR US. AS BLACK AS WHITE AS HISPANIC, OF ALL NATIONS, ALL CREEDS AND ALL COLORS, AND I JUST THANK THE LORD FOR THIS DAY, AND EVERYBODY COMING OUT.”

(PORCHIA BRAZELL, YOUTH DIRECTOR AT ST. JAMES MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH)

“IT MEANS TO ME PERSONALLY, BEING ABLE TO REPRESENT FOR MY CHILDREN, YOU KNOW FOR MY KIDS TO SEE THEM FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMING OUT AND PAY OUR RESPECTS TO PREVIOUS LEADERS, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OUR KIDS, SO THE HISTORY DOESN’T DIE.

THE EVENT FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER, DAMIAN CHRISTIAN A SOPHMORE AT PERMIAN HIGH SCHOOL THE TEXT OF THE SPEECH WAS “HOW MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. IMPACTED HIS LIFE.”

(DAMIAN CHRISTIAN, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, SOPHMORE-PERMIAN HIGH SCHOOL)

“BECAUSE OF HIS DREAM AND WHAT HE HAS DONE, I WAS ABLE TO SING AT CARNAGIE HALL A COUPLE OF SUMMERS AGO. I’M ABLE TO BE PRESIDENT-PRESIDENT OF MY FRESHMAN AND SOPHMORE CLASS AND CLASS FAVORITE OF MY FRESHMAN AND SOPHMORE CLASS. AND, I JUST HAVE A LOT MORE OPPORTUNITIES. I’M ABLE TO WALK IN A RESTAURANT IN THE FRONT DOOR, SIT WHERE EVER I LIKE.”

(DORRIAN WALLACE, ECTOR MIDDLE SCHOOL)

“IT’S A GREAT CAUSE, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR YOUTH, JUST SHOWING THEM, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS AND WHAT IS NOW, WHAT WE’RE ABLE TO DO, WHAT WE WEREN’T, IN THE PAST. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE IT’S, THIS IS LIKE A MELTING POT, THERE’S A WHOLE BUNCH OF RACES, DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS OUT HERE SO IT’S GOOD FOR THEM TO HAVE FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE.”

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera