A group braved the elements and participated at the March for Unity in Our Community in West Chester Monday afternoon.
The march is held every year to honor of Martin Luther King Day. Photos were taken by Adam Kiefaber of WestChesterBuzz.com.
Marchers met at Union Day School, 8735 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, at noon and proceeded south about a half-mile to the West Chester Presbyterian Church where all marchers were given a free lunch, donated by area restaurants.
Tonight, at 7 p.m., Charles Parrish, 95, of West Chester Township, will share his experience living through the civil rights movement at the Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity program at Liberty Township’s Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 7600 Princeton-Glendale Road.
The event will also include a showing Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, which took place 50 years ago at the March of Washington in 1963.
In connection with the MLK observance, a lecture on George Washington Carver, will be presented Feb. 19 during Black History Month at MidPointe Library West Chester. The hour-long program begins at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room a/b.
Carver, a botanist, was born a slave, but when on to develop more than 100 uses for peanuts and went on to teach and run the agricultural department at the Tuskegee Institute for 47 years.