Friday, April 25, 2014

50th Anniversary of LBJ’s Visit to Martin County

It was 50 years ago Thursday that President Lyndon Johnson visited Martin County, where he declared his War on Poverty.

On Friday, local leaders and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be in Inez for an anniversary event.

Organizers are calling it the "Dream! Martin County" event and say leaders are joining together "to call for a new path forward in fighting poverty in the region."

Participants will highlight proven private and faith-based approaches that are successfully growing the region's economy.

The event will also launch programs designed to boost education and small businesses.

The event will be held at the Roy F. Collier Community Center in Inez.