MLK March Planned for Monday Morning

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people will march in Eugene and Springfield Monday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. There’ll be a rally beginning at 9:00 a.m. in front of the north gate of Autzen Stadium. Then people will march from Autzen Stadium to the Shedd Institute. Local NAACP leaders say they expect a few … Continue reading »

NAACP March to Honor MLK, Jr.

EUGENE, Ore. — Cities across the country will honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday. One way to pay tribute is the annual NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. March in Eugene. It starts ┬áin the Science Factory parking lot next to Autzen Stadium and ends at the Shedd Institute for post-march celebrations. Marchers … Continue reading »

NAACP Holds Memorial Day Barbecue

EUGENE, Ore. — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Eugene Chapter honored veterans for Memorial Day. The chapter held a barbecue at Washington Park Monday afternoon. Kids played games and a live DJ was even on hand. NAACP members say they can relate to veterans’ struggles. “And it really does have a … Continue reading »

Lane County NAACP Honors Local Activist

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County NAACP celebrated another civil rights leader on a more local level Monday, Lilly Parker. She was the first African-American born at Sacred Heart Hospital, and her family was one of the first African-American family to ever move to Eugene. The NAACP honored Parker with the Martin Luther King Award. … Continue reading »

NAACP MLK March and Ceremonies

EUGENE, Ore. — Communities all over Lane County celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday Monday. One of the biggest and high-profile celebrations was the NAACP’s march traveling through Eugene. Lane County’s NAACP chapter lead the march through the fog and frost morning as hundreds gathered to honor MLK with their signs, presence and songs. The … Continue reading »