2018 welcomed the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Day observance across the USA to include [Effingham County] Springfield, Ga.
The City of Springfield, Ga observed MLK Day celebrations on it's Down Town Laurel Street with marching bands, Military Color Guard, High Schools, floats, churches, Civil Groups, etc. The local community came out to support the event, which was made up of both Black and White citizens mirroring Dr. King's Dream Speech of both ethnic groups holding hands in solidarity.
Also see additional photos at this page: MLK PARADE
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr a Baptist Minister, Civil Rights Leader, husband, father, sibling, son. This servant of and for humanity was, senselessly, gunned down at the tender age of just 39 in 1968. He left behind four young children and a wife. His sacrifice should never be forgot.
Special thanks to local officials for recognizing this important day. The Mayor of Springfield, Ga along the city and county Police Departments and local Fire Departments Springfield and Guyton.
Effingham Roots was on the scene to cover this great event for the wonderful people of Effingham County, Ga. African American History isn't just for the so-called Black Community; it's for all communities. Black History in little ol' Effingham is a whole lot bigger than our local history; it's interconnected with our national history as well as our world history. All of our histories are occurring at the same time--interacting and even overlapping. In the grand scheme of things...we're all in this together.
Therefore, let's make sure that we are all on the right side of history, on the right side of justice, and on the right side of The Gospel. The whole world is, truly, watching. Let's treat each other in the same way we want others to treat us (MATTHEW 7:12).