- Anniversary of the Million Man March
Sunday, will mark ten years since that historic march took place on the mall in Washington, D.C. black men young and old, poor or rich, from all backgrounds, and all walks of life came together peacefully that day. Also, I'm thankful that I was able to attend along with other black men who charted a bus from Valdosta. On May 2, 2005 at the ballroom of the National Press Club, black leadership in America united with commemoration plans for the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. This coalition launched the "Millions More Movement." For the struggles are far from over, yes we are blessed. But we must continue to pray and work to uplift our communities. We must continue to improve conditions for the poor, fight social injustice, help the downtrodden in our nation and world, etc. The Millions More Movement will take place in Washington, D.C. October 14-16 with an entire weekend of events.
Yes, the "Millions More Movement" is necessary now, and we can't forgot that fall day, Monday, October 16, 1995 what was said, so let's stay focused on the issues and stay in unity.
In closing, I enjoyed reading other people letters to the editor, articles by other writers; but to sum it up, you must read the article by Leonard Pitts in Wednesday, October 12, The Valdosta Daily Times. "Not Much Has Changed" to get an understanding of the Million man March. His article was very interesting, and a wake up call for America and the world. I will close with a phrase from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; "If we do not learn to live in love and brotherhood, we will perish as fools."
Freeman S. Rivers. Sr., Hahira
- Honored to be named Super Citizen
Words cannot express how grateful and appreciative I am for having been chosen as the recipient to receive the Super Citizen Annual Award by the late Ms. Edith D. Smith and staff.
I regret her timely passing. I can not thank you enough for the numerous and wonderful gifts and all the great and useful gift certificates received.
The amenities from you will be treasured for many years to come.
It will remind me of the many thoughtful friends and merchants in Valdosta, especially the late Ms. Edith D. Smith and The Valdosta Daily Times and Ms. Jessica Pope for the very excellent media coverage, also Paul Leavy.
You are the greatest! Thanks a million!
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