“The march is a great way to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King and other civil rights leaders. Remembering that marching was used back then to bring about change and bring forth issues to communities,” Little said. “The march normally takes about 45 minutes. We’re providing transportation for anybody who wants to leave their car at Huley Park to march. After the tribute service, the shuttle will go back to the park for the cookout. For the march, we will go down Wayne Street, make a right at the Black Heritage Plaza at Mc Intosh Street, a left on Wilkinson Street, right on Hancock Street and a left on Clark Street to head to Flagg Chapel.”
Throughout the march, students from Georgia College’s Department of English and Rhetoric will deliver excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches.
“The first stop will be at Black Heritage Plaza by Allen’s Market. The second stop will be at the Baldwin County Courthouse,” Little said. “At last year’s march, we had well more than 100 people from all different backgrounds. There were several people from Georgia College, and there were small children with their grandparents. It’s a great way to bridge that gap and make that connection. I was definitely pleased with last year’s turnout and hopefully it will be even better this year.”
A tribute service will follow at 1 p.m. at Flagg Chapel with keynote speaker Richard Ramsey, who has served more than 30 years as an educator and is founder of the club Lifelong Solutions for Male Students. Ramsey will speak about the value of education and sacrifices the civil rights generation made in order for future generations to succeed.
“Georgia College President Steve Dorman will deliver closing remarks. It’s a great chance for him to introduce himself to the community,” Little said.