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A Museum of History and Art in historic Lipscomb, Texas
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Lipscomb, Texas 79056
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January 14, 2018


WOLF CREEK HERITAGE MUSEUM NOTES
by Virginia Scott

MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

The student art is coming in and we are having good participation this year. As usual the art is creative, talented, and colorful. The students reception will be 25th of February so put it on your calendar so you can support the students.

Our first board meeting will be Wednesday, January 24, at 3 pm. We meet in our meeting area and the public is welcome to join us and give us your input.
Dates for this month are the board meeting, and Bingo on Saturday, January 27th at 6:30 pm.

HISTORICAL MUSINGS

On Monday, January 15, 2018 was Martin Luther King, Jr. day, It was December, 1955, and Martin Luther King, Jr. had just received his doctorate degree in theology. He had moved to Montgomery, Alabama to preach at a Baptist church. Has there, as in many other states, that African-Americans had to ride in the back of public buses. Dr. King knew that this law violated the rights of African-American. He organized and led a boycott of public buses in the city of Montgomery. After 382 Days of boycotting the bus system, the Supreme Court declared that the Alabama state segregation law was unconstitutional.
He continued to organize non-violent protests, in 1957 he founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference which was the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.
On august 28, 1963 a crowd of more than 250,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. and marched to the Capitol Building to support the passing of laws that guaranteed every American equal civil rights. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
One year later, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed.
Sadly, On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee.

In 1986, President Ronal Reagan declared the third Monday in January a federal legal holiday commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday.




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