Tomorrow’s MLK Day Celebration in Bowling Green. Breakfast, Parade and Special Speaker Dorothy Parker Jarrett! Also, African-American Scientist Camp at The National Corvette Museum.

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Sunday, January 20th, 2013 6:00 PM CST

Join the Martin Luther King, Jr. Planning Committee for a special Memorial Breakfast on Monday morning, a Memorial Breakfast begins at 7:30am at Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School (ticketed event- $10) followed by a Traditional Symbolic March from the Warren Co. Justice Center to State Street Baptist Church. Shuttle vans will be available from 9:30am at State Street Baptist.

At 11am, the Main Program will take place at State Street Baptist featuring keynote speaker Dorothy Parker Jarrett, the principal of Summerour Middle School. All Martin Luther King, Jr. community events are free and open to the public with the exception of the Memorial Breakfast. For tickets and more information, call 270-320-8432 for more information.

Also, learn about various African-American scientists throughout history and conduct their science experiments at The National Corvette Museum!

Everyone loves a well-made car, but did you know that many of the executives working behind the scenes at the top companies in the auto industry are African American?  And our history shows that this is nothing new; the automatic gear shift, the traffic light and the stick shift were all invented by African-Americans. Detroit was once one of the most important destinations for African-Americans migrating from the south because of its reputation for car manufacturing. But success for African-Americans in the auto industry came as a result of a hardship and hard work.

Tickets are $35 or $30 with museum membership coupon. Early drop-off is 7:45am and late pick-up is 5pm. Students will need to pack a lunch for the camp, but an afternoon snack will be provided.

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