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MLK memorial to be unveiled downtown

17 Jan 2019 10:33 PM | Anonymous

Be a part of history when you attend the unveiling of a new Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Trails marker at 9 a.m. Jan. 21 in General Worth Square, 900 Main St.

The memorial will commemorate King’s Oct. 22, 1959, visit to Fort Worth. The civil rights leader was invited to Fort Worth by the late Vada Felder, a local activist. Felder befriended King at a church meeting in Nashville and invited him to deliver a sermon in Fort Worth later that year.

The memorial plaque will be installed across from the John F. Kennedy Memorial a block north of the Fort Worth Convention Center. The memorial will be the latest addition to the Heritage Trails collection.

An effort is underway to preserve the Phillips home as a civil rights landmark. “We are praying for a financial miracle to be able to preserve, protect and respect this home for generations to come,” said the Rev. Kyev Tatum, pastor of New Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church.

To learn more, contact Rev. Tatum at 817-966-7625.

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