Tag: Dr. Martin Luther King

Sandra Bell congratulates her son, Byron Bell, at the start of the Greenville Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Image by Jim Satterwhite

89th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade departed the Greenville Farmers Market on schedule despite the freezing cold temperatures.  The Greenville High School Navy Jr. ROTC color guard led the parade.  It was followed by the Grand Marshall Byron Bell, Number 75 offensive tackle with the Dallas Cowboys, riding in a […]

USAF veterans Cynthia Gilbert and William Whitehead discuss their times in service.  Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Eleventh Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pioneer in the American civil rights movement.  He stressed non-violent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and an example set by Mahatma Gandhi of India. Dr. King was assassinated in the spring of 1968.  By 1971 several American states and cities were celebrating his […]

Veterans will march or ride in the Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade in Greenville.  Image by Jim Satterwhite.

Veterans Will Be Grand Marshals

Hunt County veterans will be grand marshals at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade this Saturday.  The grand marshals may ride or march.  The Greenville Navy Junior ROTC will serve as the color guard and set the pace of the parade. The Keep Greenville Beautiful Board we will be serving […]

Members of the Wesley UMC grill up hot dogs for parade participants. Photo by Jim Satterwhite

Grilling

Members of the Wesley United Methodist Church Youth Groups grilled hot dogs at the Farmers Market and fed the hungry participants of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade.  A brisk wind out of the northwest with particles of biting sleet dampened the parade somewhat. The hot dogs, chips, […]