Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hundreds Attend MLK Memorial Breakfast In Butler Co.
By Catalina Trivino

More than 500 people attended the program to enjoy music, food and much more at the Martin Luther King Junior Breakfast in Butler County.

Greenville High School's JROTC did the presentation of the Colors and one student even read King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech.

Among many of the guests, were people who participated in the Civil Rights Movement, including Evergreen resident, Robert Floyd. He took part in the Selma to Montgomery March in 1965 with Dr King and says he's overwhelmed with today's turn-out

"I was a teacher at Thurgood Marshall High School. And the principal and I decided to go to Selma to be in the marches with the parade. We went there at the beginning of the march. Then we met them at St. Jude's school," Said Floyd.

The Butler County Civic League hosted the program. It's an annual event that's been held for more than 20 years in Greenville.