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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Clarksville Community Black History Council to celebrate Emancipation August 8th-10th

 

Emancipation ProclamationClarksville, TN – Starting August 8th through August 10th there will be a series of events to celebrate Emancipation sponsored by the Clarksville Community Black History Council

On Thursday, August 8th, there will be a Spiritual Convocation at Greater Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 7:00pm.

“Sixteen pastors have been selected across racial, cultural and church denominational lines will discuss four areas connected to the emancipation: bondage, slavery, freedom and unity,” said Pastor Jerry Jerkins.

Abraham Lincoln statement on slavery.

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Fort Campbell to host 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show “Ready and Resilient” this Saturday

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – This year the U.S. Army Soldier Show celebrates 30 years of being “Ready and Resilient” by paying tribute to many of our nation’s milestones, such as the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 75th anniversary of “God Bless America”, and the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

On July 20th, two performances will be held at Wilson Theater, the first at 2:00pm and another at 7:30pm.

2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Fort Campbell July 20th.

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Fort Campbell to host 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show “Ready and Resilient”, July 20th

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – This year the U.S. Army Soldier Show celebrates 30 years of being “Ready and Resilient” by paying tribute to many of our nation’s milestones, such as the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 75th anniversary of “God Bless America”, and the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

On July 20th, two performances will be held at Wilson Theater, the first at 2:00pm and another at 7:30pm.

2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Fort Campbell July 20th.

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2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show “Ready and Resilient” at Fort Campbell July 20th

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – This year the U.S. Army Soldier Show celebrates 30 years of being “Ready and Resilient” by paying tribute to many of our nation’s milestones, such as the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 75th anniversary of “God Bless America”, and the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

On July 20th, two performances will be held at Wilson Theater, the first at 2:00pm and another at 7:30pm. The shows are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Seating is available on a first come first served basis.

2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show

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Martin Luther King Jr. remembered

 

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of his “I have A Dream” Speech, and is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

Finally, President John F. Kennedy recognized that only a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School Board to honor Point of Pride recipient tonight

 

January Points of Pride

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School SystemMontgomery County, TN – Burt Elementary School teacher Kenzie Neuman is being recognized for the initiative she took in entering Burt Elementary School in a state lottery which will allow fifth graders to visit the Tennessee State Museum on February 15th and view the actual Emancipation Proclamation and Thirteenth amendment, which will be on display there for only 72 hours.

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United States Colored Troops Living History Association Hosts Annual Conference in Clarksville October 19th-21st

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionClarksville, TN – The United States Colored Troops Living History Association’s annual national meeting will be October 19th-21st in Clarksville, TN at Riverview Inn, 50 College Street.

The United States Colored Troops Living History Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and accurately interpret the history of the United States Colored Troops of the American Civil War and those that supported their efforts to abolish slavery and preserve the Union and to educate the public and promote research of the history and legacy of those who served in the Civil War. «Read the rest of this article»

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Civil War Events and Programs are Planned for the Local Community

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is gearing up for numerous events and commemoration activities in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area.

Over the next three months, there will be a variety of offerings, for young and old alike, to reflect, relive and learn about Clarksville and Montgomery County’s role in the Civil War.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of Town’s Surrender to Union Naval Forces

 

Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War - CW150 CommissionMontgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Montgomery County Civil War Sesquicentennial or CW150 Commission is preparing for the 150th anniversary of the “Surrender of Clarksville.”

To commemorate this historic event, the CW150 Commission will host a ceremony marking the date on Sunday, February 19th, 2012 at 2:00pm at Fort Defiance Civil War Park.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center

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