(Bowling Green, OH) Bowling Green will get an early jump on the Martin Luther King Junior holiday today with its annual tribute and observance.
The featured speakers at a celebration this afternoon are former World War Two fighter pilot Harold Brown and his wife Marsha Bordner, the retired president of Terra State Community College, who researched and wrote a book about her husband's time with the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.
The pilots protected bombers that flew missions over Germany, Austria, and other parts of Europe. The presentation starts at 1 p.m. at Bowling Green Middle School's performing arts center.
Toledo’s mayor will join the University of Toledo president at a press conference today to jointly outline details of this year’s community-wide MLK Unity celebration.
The 17th annual event Monday honors slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior., which will run 9 to 11 a..m at U-T’s Savage Arena. A free community lunch will follow the celebration.