Derrick Foward has often found himself in the center of battles for civil rights issues. As president of the Dayton Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Foward’s group is often expected to fight against injustices.
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BY THE NUMBERS
10.7 Percentage of black U.S. population
14.2 Percentage of black U.S. population
41.8 Percentage of poverty rate for blacks
27.6 Percentage of poverty rate for blacks
$22,266 (in 2011 dollars) Median family income for blacks was 55 percent of the median income for all American families
$40,495 Median family income for blacks was 66 percent of the median income for all American families
41.6 percentage of homeownership rate for blacks
43.4 percentage of homeownership rate for blacks
365,000 Number of blacks who had at least a bachelor’s degree.
5.1 million Number of blacks who had at least a bachelor’s degree.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
HOW TO GO
What: Dayton’s MLK 50th Anniversary March on Washington Continuation Celebration
When & Where: March begins at 2 p.m. today at Dave Hall Plaza, at Fifth and Jefferson Streets and will end at Riverscape Metro Park, 111 E. Monument Ave., where it will join the Dayton African American Cultural Festival.
Information: 222-4322, email email@example.com or visit www.christianconnections.org.
What: Dayton African American Cultural Festival
When & Where: 12 to 8 p.m. today12 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Harvard Campus of Omega Baptist Church, 1810 Harvard Boulevard. There will also be a special screening of the movie, “Big Words.” at 6 p.m. Sunday at The Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth St. This event is in partnership with the FilmDayton Festival.
Cost: $5 each day
Information: call 475-2707, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.daacf.com.
What: An Anniversary for Peace, a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech,” and the 100th Anniversary of the Peace Palace at the Hague, Netherlands.
When & Where: 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Dayton’s Old Courthouse at Third and Main streets.
Information: call the Dayton International Peace Museum at 227-3223 or email email@example.com.