Maysville Kentucky Martin Luther King Celebrations
Jerry Gore was scheduled to give a speech after the march as well. We've mentioned him before at this blog and with good reason. Gore is the foremost authority on the area's ties to the Underground Railroad. As the great-great-grandson of Addison White, Ohio's famous fugitive who escaped by the Underground Railroad, Gore is directly tied to African American history in the region. He's also appeared in historical documentaries produced by KET and was featured on the History Channel's "Save Our History: The Underground Railroad" which aired in 53 million homes.
Martin Luther King Day is the only United States federal holiday commemorating an African American and one of only three to commemorate an individual person.
Kentucky.com story with photos