5Th Annual A.D. King Youth Empowerment Parade
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11:55 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
BECOME A PART OF HISTORY!!!
Join us in celebrating the premier of the historic documentary "A.D. King: Brother To The Dreamer". We will kick off the celebration at the Fifth Annual A.D. King Youth Empowerment Parade to honor the life's work of Rev. A. D. King. The parade will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 starting at 12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM. The parade route will begin at Booker T Washington High School down Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and end at the Georgia State Capitol.
Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded to the best float presentation and best band performance.
Entry Fees: Vans/Floats - $0; Cars - $10; Motorcycles - $5 ; and Walking Groups - $0 Free
Vendor Booths: $300, non profit vendors are free..
Please consider using MARTA to attend this event. Exit at the Vine City, Georgia Dome, Five Points or Georgia State Train Stations.
The documentary " A.D. King: Brother To The Dreamer: Behold The Dream" is available upon special request , please call 678-736-4933 for further information.
Consider Hosting A Premier"Watch Party"! Order a copy of the A.D. King Documentary for your congregation, school, library, community group, non-profit organization or community recreation center. For more info, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/474032845
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5th Annual Youth Empowerment Parade September 20, 2014
On behalf of Mrs. Naomi King, we would like to invite you to join the 5th Annual Youth Empowerment Parade scheduled for September 20, 2014. Please join Mr. Joe Beasley, the NFL president Solomon Brannan, Hawks, and other athletes who are role models to our youth. There will be about 10 floats in the parade. We look forward to the Boys Scout of America participation in the 2014 Youth Empowerment parade. To participate, fill out the confirmation form attached and send to me via email, please include the name of your organization, email, telephone number and the number of expected participants. It is free. There will be voter registration, free medical check-up, youth mentoring programs, healthy living programs, entertainments, college recruitment and many more at Morris Brown College.
This is an opportunity for the youth to show case their culture, creativity, talents and to be a part of a global community of youth empowerment leaders. This is in collaboration with Georgia state University African/American Studies, Emory University Global Humanity, Morehouse College Student Affairs, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Morris Brown College, Everest Institute, Boys2Men, Joe Beasley Foundation, Dads On Duty, Mom On A Mission, Care Atlanta, CDC, Health Atlanta, Tips 4 teens, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Veterans Empowerment, Regions Bank, Carver High School, Washington High School, Usher-Collier Heights Elementary School, Callaway Elementary School, Grady High School, The Iron Bred Motorcycle Club, Alex Jr. Cancer Foundation, Joe Beasley Foundation and many more.
About A.D. KING
Named after his grandfather, Rev. Dr. Alfred Daniel Williams King was born on July 30, 1930. Affectionately known as “A.D.”, Rev. King never sought fame or popularity as he played his significant roles in coordinating the logistic operations behind the civil rights movement. Rev. A.D. King was a true soldier of great transformation through nonviolent social change. He fulfilled a commitment to support the movement by leading the Poor People’s Campaign, the Birmingham Civil Rights Campaign, co-founding the Southern Christian Leadership Coalition, and building congregations at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church (Newnan, Georgia), First Baptist Church of Ensley (Birmingham, Alabama), Zion Baptist Church (Louisville, Kentucky), and Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, GA) where he served as co-paster after the death of his brother Martin Luther King, Jr.
No stranger to controversy, Rev. A.D. King had a strong presence and influence at every world-changing moment during the 60s. He, too, was jailed during the lunch counter sit-ins, attacked during the marches and, on May 11, 1963 experienced the horror of having his home bombed by the Klu Klux Klan. After the death of a civil rights lawyer, Rev. A.D. King’s strength was demonstrated as he quieted an angry crowd by jumping on the back of a pickup truck, loudspeaker in hand, and stating “If you are going to kill someone, then kill me. Stand up for your rights, but with nonviolence.” Other historical moments for Rev. A.D. King included creating his youth organizations that are still in existence, supporting and educating many children every year.
Rev. Dr. A.D. King paid dearly with his life on July 21, 1969 -- one year after the assassination of his older brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- for preaching love as an instrument of change and not war. Though recorded as an accidental drowning in his swimming pool, Naomi King , the widow believed that the system was responsible for Rev. A D King's death however, his controversial death does not overshadow his vision. Rev. A.D. King believed that building bridges of mutual understanding, cooperation, goodwill, respect and love for humanity across gender, race, religion and culture will achieve peaceful coexistence and bring us closer to building a peaceful loving and gracious beloved community of humanity.
Contacts: Gary Butler
770-873-9265 or 678-736-4933
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