MLK Day: Marching to promote Dr. King's teachings
Auction starts 9/10 at 10 AM and end 10AM 11/10
New Braunfels MLK Association, Inc. created “The Journey”, a quilt as a snapshot presentation of twelve African Americans who have made a historical contribution to this country. It will be sold at an online silent auction at www.32auctions.com/NBMLKquilt.* The proceeds will fund the non-traditional scholarship which is awarded each year to a person who 25 years of age or older and is starting or working to obtain the education and training they need to become financially independent.
In the quilt’s design, the colors that border the quilt are Black, Green and Red. The Black to honor the ancestry of African Americans, the Green represents the abundance of natural wealth of Africa, the country of origin of the African American and red represents the blood that unites all people of Black ancestry. Each picture is bordered with a memorable quote or notation about that individual.
Each individual has a story that despite racial, social and/or economic barriers were able to achieve their goal. Their courage, determination and achievements opened avenues of opportunities that were previously not available to African Americans.
“The Journey” portrays the African America’s Journey from the Cotton Field to the White House.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals.