Toledoan planning bus trip to Washington, D.C.Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledoan Michael Huggins is organizing a bus trip to Washington, D.C., that will coincide with events leading up to the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech. The speech took place in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963.
A charter bus will leave from the Home Depot parking lot at 11 p.m. Aug. 23 and leave Washington, D.C., around 5 p.m. Aug. 24.
The group will sight-see in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 24, including a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Huggins said.
“It’s important because of all the history,” Huggins said. “We’ll be part of the festivities down there. There are concerts in the park the whole weekend. Plus with the Treyvon [Martin] situation, all the more reason for everyone to be down there for the weekend with everything Dr. King stood for. We just want to help kick off the weekend for them.”
Cost is $95 per person. The deadline to sign up is Aug. 15.
Tickets are available at Jack’s Men’s Wear, 3414 Dorr St., Toledo Urban Federal Credit Union, 1339 Dorr St., or by contacting Huggins at (419) 932-5460.
Huggins previously organized bus trips to both of President Barack Obama’s inaugurations as well as the October 2011 dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. Monument. In April, he organized a bus trip to Cincinnati to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.