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MLK Jr. memorial to be installed downtown

April 3,2018

Article reposted from the City of Fort Worth 

Be a part of history when you attend the groundbreaking of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Trails marker at 4:30 p.m. April 4 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.

After the groundbreaking ceremony, the observation moves to Mount Horum Missionary Baptist Church, 3509 Mount Horum Way, for a free concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

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

Location Mentioned: General Worth Square