Macon City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas, former Macon mayor C. Jack Ellis, and other members of the community gathered at Rosa Square Park to highlight Martin Luther King, Jr. events that will happen in Macon next year.
They were joined by four community groups: the Evangelical Ministers Alliance, Douglas Theater, Bibb County Voters League, and Macon Middle Georgia Labor. All of these groups plan to have their own events to remember the Civil Rights movement.
C. Jack Ellis also said that he's donating two trees to Rosa Square Park, and one of them will commemorate local Civil Rights leader Jo Anne Robinson.
Both Lucas and Ellis say they wanted to highlight these events now, so that Central Georgians have the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. on their minds.
"He (Martin Luther King, Jr.) would have been about 93 years old had he lived. The ideas that he projected the ideas that he believed in are still very appropriate for us today," said Lucas.
"We will pay homage and give credit where credit is due for the men and women who worked so hard behind the scenes and in front of the scenes to make sure this legacy will always be alive," said Ellis.
For more information on upcoming events, you can go to the city's website, http://www.cityofmacon.net.