BGSU, UT to Host MLK Day Celebrations

(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.

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