President of the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center, Stan Maclin, along with motivational speaker Marvin Roane, has organized the “Power of Empowerment Conference,” to be held June 1 to 2 at the Lucy F. Simms Center. (Photo by Michelle Gabro)
Stan Maclin stands at the intersection of Vine and Washington streets. It looks like Maclin’s effort to rename Vine Street in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. may be nearing fruition. “I think it’s doable,” Mayor Ted Byrd says. (Photo by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
LEFT TO RIGHT: Stan Maclin, president of the Harriet Tubman Cultural Center, chats with Dr. Terry Overby, a Harrisonburg physician, and Emily Riehl, Shenandoah Valley organizer at Virginia Organizing, after they were presented with Harriet Tubman Commemorative Leadership Awards on Sunday at the Lucy F. Simms Center for Continuing Education in Harrisonburg. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Supporters of the renaming of Cantrell to honor Martin Luther King Jr. prepare to rally and march to City Council Tuesday before the vote on the matter. Council voted 4-1 to change one of the city’s most prominent thoroughfares to Martin Luther King Jr. Way, effective Jan. 1.