Fort Worth unveils Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Trail marker

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Fort Worth unveiled a new Martin Luther King Jr. Heritage Trails marker at today at General Worth Square, 900 Main St.

The memorial commemorates King’s Oct. 22, 1959, visit to Fort Worth. The civil rights leader was invited to Fort Worth by the late Vada Felder, a local activist. Felder befriended King at a church meeting in Nashville and invited him to deliver a sermon in Fort Worth later that year.

The memorial plaque will be installed across from the John F. Kennedy Memorial a block north of the Fort Worth Convention Center. The memorial will be the latest addition to the Heritage Trails collection.

Following the unveiling, Fort Worth held its 34th annual tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a parade.

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