Datebook: June 7 - Gandhi's First Act of Civil Disobedience 120 Years Ago

Jun 7, 2013

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Gandhi spent his early career as a lawyer practicing in South Africa. He was subjected to racism and limited rights while there, but on this day he was thrown off a train after refusing to move from first-class. He protested and was later beaten. It was from this incident that he decided to spend his life fighting social injustice.

It’s Friday, June 7

Author Randall Jones speaks at Wrather West Kentucky Museum Monday afternoon at 4. He talks about his book “Marking the Trail of Daniel Boone.” The event, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, is free and open to the public.

Angels Attic Thrift Shop seeks donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; furniture; appliances; household items; and toys. Sale proceeds benefit the Angels Community Clinic, which provides healthcare to the working uninsured in Calloway County. Bring donations to 972 Chestnut Street Monday through Saturday from 8 to 5 or call 762-0505 for pickup.

The Hope Unlimited Family Care Center Baby Bottle Fundraiser continues through Father’s Day, June 16. Businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals are invited to fill a baby bottle with spare change, dollars, and checks to help area families in need. For more information, call 442-1166.

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