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The Charlotte post. (Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-????, January 18, 1996, Image 11

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11A LIFESTYLES/The Charlotte Post JANUARY 18, 1996 MLK holiday impresses some young people THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday meant more to Damien and Justin Perkins than a day off from classes at Thomas Worthington High School in Ohio. For the two brothers attend ing a celebration at Worthington United Methodist Church Monday, it brought home the fact that they could attend the upper- middle class school near Columbus after all. “We can see the effects now," said Damien, who at 18, was born after King was assassi nated in 1968. Added 14-year-old Justin: “Everyone can go to the same schools. There's probably still discrimination, but I don't see that much of it myself" King's dream was that all young blacks would some day feel as Justin does, and all across the state government offices and schools were closed to allow Ohioans time to com memorate King's message of nonviolence and racial equali ty. In Athens, in southeast Ohio, residents remembered by refurbishing the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Volunteers stripped and revarnished the floors and pews and laid new carpeting in the 92-year-old church. King visited Ohio University in December 1959 as a partici pant in a student ecumenical church conference. Although he did not preach at Mount Zion during his visit, project coordinator Nick Zefran said King visited many church members. On Sunday, civil rights activist Rev. A1 Sharpton urged nearly 1,100 people gathered at the New Friendship Baptist Church in Cincinnati to continue King's work. “Many of us will forget it's a holiday we had to fight for," said Sharpton, president of the Rainbow Coahtion of New York. “The least we can do is teach our children what Dr. King is about. “He shut down bus stations and changed the way of the South." Virgil Watkins, 52, partici pated in civil rights demon strations while he was a stu dent at Fisk University in Nashville from 1966 to 1970. Watkins, a resident at the Cherry Street Mission in Toledo, said he believes that although segregation has been outlawed and open contempt for minorities is rare in most places, racism has taken new forms. “When I was a kid in the '60s, I knew I couldn't go out to Grosse Pointe," he said, referring to the affluent sub urb of Detroit. “But now, you feel it more than you see it." But Liz Pierson, chair woman of Toledo Neighborhood Block Watch, said blacks are better able to challenge discrimination because of King's courage. “He made it clear that there is an answer," she said. “And that we should go and find it." "Many of us will forget it's a holiday we had to fight for...The least we can do is teach our children what Dr. King is about." -Al Sharpton, president of the Rainbow Coalition of New York. Companion Comer tern. McLeod said she is tired of meeting men who do not have jobs. She is searching for an ball. He is a machine opera tor. McCray said he is fed up wdth dating women with chil dren. He is open to date any female who does not have chil dren. ’ M... a Reggie McCray If you would like to pursue any of these singles, then con tact Andrea Richards at The Post, at 376-0496. Singles featured in this col umn do so voluntarily. The Post is not responsible for the results of contacts made through this column. Ken Stanford Ken Stanford, 34, is origi nally from Detroit. He moved to Charlotte three months ago. Stanford is a territory manager for Toshiba. He's is looking for someone who is religious and likes to listen to jazz music. Sharon McLeod intelligent man who has a job. Sharon McLeod, 30, is a resident in Vass, N.C. She enjoys playing basketball and is a member of the Church of God of Vass. She works for the Moore County school sys- Reggie McCray, 32, is a Charlotte native. He enjoys playing any kind of sports, especially football and basket- Black Heritage Tour •What are the rumors about Queen Charlotte’s heritage? • How much did it cost to have a black university named after you? ‘What’s the connection between the new Carolinas’ NFL stadium and the nation’s first black hospital? •Who was the first black to win a PGA golf championship? And where was he from? Find out the answers to these and many more intriguing facts about Charlotte's rich black heritage by taking our 2-1/2 hour 16.2 mile motorized tour. Twenty-eight exciting sites await you as we stroll through Charlotte's black history $13.50 Seniors (65^*: over )(;liiUlren (12LS:muler)*$16.50 Adults Tickets can be purchased at tlTlje Cljarlotte |)o£ft 1531 ( anulen R(»ad*"'0i 3"'b-()4% Tours{\Veckends) Saturday:9:30:mi •2:30|)in & Sundays: 2:00pin* (IJoardinj'i.McDoiiald's I’ark Motel) For additional iiiforniation on expanded and group lours call *^04 566-0 lO-i WkEND ^MAGAZINE • B1.ACXp liii’itiTArFi; ' TOUIi ®lie Cftarlotte ®l)e Ctiarlottc $os!t’s BILL BUSTER The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 508S.22 and horse #8 moves one milepost. Gentries must be received no later than 5 PM JAN. 11, 1995. Entries must be ^ t.outs from the Charlotte Post newspaper. No copies or facsimiles of entry blanks will be acceptable. Contest Rules The Winner: The race will consist of four mileposts and the finish line. The Horse crossing the finish line first is the winner. Everyone who picked the winning horse will be entered info the grand prize drawing for $200.00. The winner will be notified the Monday after the contest concludes. The Race: The horses advance each week based on the unit figure of the Dow Jon Industrial Average close on the Tuesday of that week. For example: If the DJIA closed at $5087.59, then horse number 7 would advance 1 milepost. The unit figure is the number preceding the decimal point. The Charlotte Post will print each week the DJIA close for that week along with the currenl standings of the horses. No entries will be accepted after the race begins WIN Charlotte Post Bill Buster Derby 2 4 5 1 8 ~9 1 1 1 1 1 1 Bb««M Black Beauty Gallaat Pox Wblrlwlnd CcNturlon Ekfant Stride' -Mo-jo Workluc Silver Bullet Golden Trot A CaSowM Vlilef lost J 1 w Milej lost 1 f2 Milef lost ) G ' ilile] lost i f4 Finis 1 Lin^

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