The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Jacksonville, Florida hosted their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dinner and Awards Program for Legends, Pioneers and Trailblazers this past week. What was so significant at this event is that Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, 89, who was a close aide to Dr. King, was the keynote speaker, with civil rights icon, J. T. Johnson, who was one of the young people at the St. Augustine pool, fighting for integration when acid was thrown in the pool. WWII “Rosie the Riveter” who too was in the pool, was also in attendance.
The event had a record number in attendance to watch historical videos as they also heard the emphasis on racism and economical disparities in America today, a message significantly important to all America. Mayor Brown presented a key to
the city to Dr. Vivian. Pickup The Florida/Georgia Star print edition, see page 7 for photos of the event