Darcy Setliffe, 2nd grade at Maury Elementary School.
Photo by Louise Krafft.
Alexandria “Remember, Celebrate, Act — Dr. King’s Dream for Our World” was the theme of the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage and the Alexandria Black History Museum program commemorating the birthday and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This year’s program, held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 19, at the Alexandria Black History Museum, also paid tribute to the late Carlton A. Funn. Funn was the former president of the Alexandria Society for the Preservation of Black Heritage. Traditionally, the society has hosted a poster contest celebrating the life of Dr. King. This year children were encouraged to create art to be displayed. More than 120 posters were submitted by local children for the exhibit. The exhibit will go on display in the Vola Lawson Lobby of City Hall during the month of February.