Aurora, Ky. – Colia LaFayette Clark participated in the youth movement of the Civil Rights era and served as a special assistant to Medgar Evers. Her contributions to the freedom movement are noted in more than a dozen books. Ms. Clark will deliver the keynote address Monday, Jan. 18 at Cherokee Historic Resort Park in Aurora, to commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Jacque Day spoke with the lifelong activist, and brings us this interview.
Cherokee Historic Resort Park, Aurora, Kentucky Martin Luther King Event with Noted Civil Rights Leader Colia LaFayette Clark
Friends of Cherokee Historic Resort Park of Aurora, Kentucky will sponsor a Martin Luther King, Jr. program Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at the site of the newly remolded dining room on the grounds of Cherokee Park (directly across from Kenlake State Park). Cherokee, officially opened in 1951, was a segregated park designated for African-Americans.
The activities include a press conference at noon, followed by a reception at 1 PM, and a keynote address at 2 PM by Colia LaFayette Clark, former special assistant to Medgar Evers and a member of SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
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