It was 50 years ago Thursday that President Lyndon Johnson visited
, where he declared his War on
Poverty. Martin County
On Friday, local leaders and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be in Inez for an anniversary event.
Organizers are calling it the "Dream!
" event and
say leaders are joining together "to call for a new path forward in
fighting poverty in the region." Martin
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
in Inez. Roy F.