MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host its 34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Friday.
Two NAACP members - Carita Evans, first vice president, and Bill Eichhoeffer, an NAACP Executive Committee member at large - stopped by Second Cup on Thursday to share details of the event with WTXL ABC 27 Sunrise Anchor Christine Souders.
The breakfast will be Friday at 7 a.m. at the Leon County Civic Center.
This event, co-sponsored with Leon County Schools, will honor more than 100 students from local schools who demonstrate the ideals and principles of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The speaker for this year's breakfast will be former state legislator, attorney and the 15th president of the Florida State University, John E. Thrasher.
Tickets are $25 each or $300 for a table of eight.
Doors for this event will open at 6:30 a.m.
On Saturday, January 19, the Tallahassee community will come together in
conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation to rename and dedicate state roads 371 and 373 as the C.K. Steele Memorial Highway.
The event will take place at 11 a.m.. at the corner of West Orange Avenue and Capital Circle Southwest. All member of the Tallahassee community are invited to attend.
On Monday, January 21, the Tallahassee Branch of the NAACP will host its annual
Reverend C.K. Steele Sr. Commemorative Service and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
These events get underway at 9:30 a.m. at the C.K. Steele Bus Terminal with
Rep. Loranne Ausley (D-Tallahassee) as the keynote speaker. She promises to bring a
message of hope.
At 10:15 am, the participants will proceed to march to the Capitol for the MLK Commemorative Rally, which starts at 10:30 a.m.
All of the events are open to the general public. For more information, please contact the NAACP at (850) 284-9880 or visit the NAACP's website at www.naacptallahassee.org .