Dr. Bowie Scholarship Foundation Announces Final MLK Week Event
The last event of the 2018 MLK Holiday week for the Dr. Bowie Scholarship Foundation's "Get on the Bus with the Original Mississippi Freedom Riders, Jaime Martinez, and other 1960's Civil Rights Activists" will be "Storytelling with our Honorees." The event will take place at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. Saint Mary's St.) in San Antonio, TX on January 15, 2018 at 7PM.
Tickets ($25.00 - $35.00) are available In Person at the Majestic Theatre Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.
The Freedom Riders are the men and women, Black and White, who fought and paved the way that opened doors for opportunities such as the first successful Black President, as well as the integration of all races. These brave men and women, in their very successful efforts to end segregation in interstate transportation across the south, challenged the use of racially separate restrooms, waiting rooms and lunch counters, with over 400 of them spending 39 days in the Mississippi Penitentiary, on death row, for their efforts.
During the 1960s, the Chicano movement took off as an extension of the Civil Rights Movement, and through hard work, many rights were gained for farm workers and Mexican Americans. Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta were two of the most influential leaders of this time. They worked together nonviolently for social change.
Jaime Martinez, who passed away July 16, 2017, was a dedicated civil and worker's rights activist who used his powerful voice to help those with little representation in San Antonio and across the nation. He worked for the IUE AFL-CIO as a union organizer and eventually rose through the ranks and was elected as National Treasurer on the executive board serving 23 states west of the Mississippi before he retired in 2000. The last 17 years of his life, he served as Founder and Chairman of the Cesar Chavez Legacy and Educational Foundation.
This project serves as an educational tool, using the powerful stories of the Civil Rights' Movements to bring awareness of our continued pursuit of freedom, justice and equality for minorities in this nation, THEN & NOW.
For more information, visit majesticempire.com.