KILLEEN MAKES HISTORY!
There were many things to celebrate this week. Monday, January 21, 2013 was not only a historic day in that it was a celebration of 50 years since Dr. King led the March on Washington for jobs and freedom, the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and the second term for our first Black President, it was a historic day in Killeen, TX. To commemorate Dr. King's legacy, residents from Killeen and surrounding areas marched 1 1/2 miles down W.S. Young Drive and across the bridge that led to the Killeen Community Center. TaNeika Driver, President of the Killeen Branch NAACP said that it was "the biggest turnout we have ever had for the MLK walk", and estimates the number to be 500. Hundreds of people, young, old, and from different ethnic backgrounds, joined arms and held hands as they marched while singing the gospel hymn, "Victory is Mine." President Driver said, “It is just good to be American."