The 4th Annual Tybee MLK, Jr Celebration took place last Saturday, January 7, 2017. The Tybee MLK Parade marched down Butler Ave. to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Founder and organizer Julia Pearce led the parade with former State Senator Regina Thomas Parade Grand Marshal. Savannah State Universityh Marching Band, State Senator Buddy Carter, Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman and other dignitaries braised the freezing cold weather to the Human Rights Celebration held at the Old School Cafeteria. EOA Executive Director John Finney, delivered the purpose of the celebration while Jahylin McKee, Miss
SSU 2016-2017, and Rakeeb Okande, Mr. SSU 2016- 2017, spoke about what Dr. King mean to them. Members of the Faith Community including Phil Rosen, and Imam Ibrahim Abdul-Malik gave remarks. Regina Thomas delivered the keynote address. Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman received the TybeeDreamer Humanitarian Award presented by former Tybee Mayor Walter Parker. Songtress Kim Polote concluded the program with her own version of “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. Closing remarks were by by Julia Pearce and Rev.Deacon Susan Hill delivered the benediction. Stay tuned for 2017, each year the celebration grows larger.