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MLK Walk-A-Thon Reaches Milestone

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In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was interviewed by Arnold Michaells where he was asked to comment on the existence of the races.

During the interview, which became titled “Non-violence or Non-existence,” Dr. King stated “We must live together. The whole world is one not only of geographical but of brotherly concern. Whatever affects one directly, affects all of us indirectly.” That philosophy, however profound it may be, seems fitting thirty five years later.
On January 20, 2003, The Riverside African Historical Society (RAAHS) will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with its 10th Annual MLK “The Dream is Real” Walk-A-Thon, and showcase the unity and progress a community can make when working together to promote inclusiveness. Also featured will be Honorary Chairperson: Mayor Ronald Loveridge, Reverend Shermella Garrett-Egson, Richard Ramirez, and Dell Roberts.
The community is encouraged to participate during this special event. The MLK Walk-A-Thon has become known for organizations sending large teams of walkers, carrying banners with their name, representing their organization’s interest in diversity.
Riverside African American Historical Society says its goal of 10,000 walkers is very realistic if everyone who says diversity and inclusion is the vision is serious about it becoming a reality. On January 20, 2003 it will be determined if “The Dream is Real.” To register for the 10th Annual MLK Walk-A-Thon call (909) 342-0260.

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