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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


‘The long arc bends toward justice’

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan shares this message in celebration of the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.:

Around Monday’s national holiday, as a community, we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He had a special insight and clarity, and many of the words he spoke more than five decades ago still inspire us today.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017 – Presidential Proclamation


Written by the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

President of the United States SealWashington, D.C. – When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his dream with the world atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he gave mighty voice to our founding ideals. Few could have imagined that nearly half a century later, his iconic profile would forever be memorialized in stone, standing tall and gazing outward, not far from where he stirred our collective conscience to action.

In summoning a generation to recognize the universal threat of injustice anywhere, Dr. King’s example has proven that those who love their country can change it.

A foot soldier for justice and a giant of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King lifted the quiet hopes of our Nation with the powers of his voice and pen.

United States President Barack Obama. (Pete Souza)

United States President Barack Obama.

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Clarksville Students Take Part in Junior National Young Leaders Conference


Middle School Scholars to Walk in the Footsteps of U.S. Leaders

EnvisionWashington, D.C. – Outstanding middle school students from across the United States took part in an extraordinary leadership development experience, the 2014 Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC): Foundations of Leadership I, an Envision program.

The program provides a historical view of leadership and encourages young scholars to develop their own leadership skills and strategies for success in the 21st century.

(L to R) Kurstan Buck and Lexi Koon.

(L to R) Kurstan Buck and Lexi Koon.

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Kleeman Community Center to host Martin Luther King Jr. Programs


Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The Kleeman Community Center invites the public to join in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 16th.

The Kleeman Center, 166 Cunningham Lane, will host a children’s program celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and again that evening, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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PAT 2009 Regional Conference includes luncheon and afternoon panels


Phi Alpha Theta logo[Part II] Conference Luncheon and Afternoon Sessions

The February 28th PAT 2009 Regional Conference continued with a luncheon and afternoon sessions. This report covers those activities and discussions.

Dr. Minoa Uffelman introduces Dr. Ted Ownby, the keynote speaker

Dr. Minoa Uffelman introduces the keynote speaker, Dr. Ted Ownby.

The luncheon keynote speaker was Ted Ownby, University of Mississippi, Professor of History and Southern Studies, Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. His topic was “Free Bird, Roots, and Family Values: Southern Culture in the 1970s.” Ownby centered his talk on “What it means to be part of a family in the South in the 70’s.” Three elements must be considered. “The South in the 70’s is working out integration and is no longer a rural agrarian culture. The South is establishing a new relationship with the federal government.” «Read the rest of this article»


Attorney General speaks at Black History Month program

United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.

The text of U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is presented as part of Black History Month.

Every year, in February, we attempt to recognize and to appreciate black history. It is a worthwhile endeavor for the contributions of African Americans to this great nation are numerous and significant. Even as we fight a war against terrorism, deal with the reality of electing an African American as our President for the first time and deal with the other significant issues of the day, the need to confront our racial past, and our racial present, and to understand the history of African people in this country, endures. One cannot truly understand America without understanding the historical experience of black people in this nation. Simply put, to get to the heart of this country one must examine its racial soul. «Read the rest of this article»

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