Local news briefs — Aug. 2

Published: August 1, 2013 - 09:04 PM


King event Aug. 24

AKRON: The Akron NAACP and the American Friends Service are planning a bus trip to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech.

Chartered buses will leave Akron the evening of Aug. 23 and arrive in Washington early Aug. 24.

There will be a rally marking the anniversary of the speech King delivered Aug. 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

The buses will leave after the rally to return to Akron.

For more information about the trip, call 330-869-8955.