Union City Unveils Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue As Black History Month Ends

During an early morning ceremony today in chilly temperatures, the city of Union City unveiled a statue and plaque dedicated to civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as Black History Month came to a close.  Hudson TV was on hand for the ceremony.

Given Russia’s unprovoked attack on the Ukraine, today’s dedication could not have come at a more appropriate time, as the City honored not only Dr. King, but the legacy he stood for.  Freedom, liberty, equal rights for all.  Students from the Sarah Gilmore Academy were on hand, with one eighth grader reading a portion of the I Have A Dream Speech.

Members of Union City High School’s Junior ROTC were also in attendance, as was Police Chief Nichelle Luster.