2013 MLK Celebration (Tyler TX)


Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Joffre (J.D.) Meyer, Citizen Journalist for KLTV wrote an excellent summary of the Tyler’s 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.

Excerpts from the article are below:

“Tyler celebrated the 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Community Program at the Immaculate Conception Catholic cathedral. The event is sponsored by the Tyler Together Race Relations Forum (TTRRF). The keynote address was delivered by Fred McClure–the Director of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation at Texas A&M.”

About Mr. McClure;

“Fred McClure graduated from Nacogdoches High School where he also played football and was a pianist for the band. Mr. McClure earned a bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M in 1976 where he became that university’s first African-American student body president. I should add that Texas A&M had under 5% Black enrollment in that era. On the other hand, agricultural economics was Texas A&M’s most popular major back then. After getting a law degree from Baylor, McClure became an adviser to President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, and Texas Senator John Tower.”

Read the entire article at http://southeasttyler.kltv.com/news/events/96495-mlk-presentation-tyler-2013-keynote-speaker-fred-mcclure

View the John Tyler Bank Leading the 2013 MLK Parade

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