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U City Celebrates MLK by Asking 'What Is Your Dream?'

The School District of University City and City of University City celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday.

The 27th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community-wide celebration was held Saturday. It began on the front lawn of Jackson Park School with a “Positive Protest March” led by University City High School’s drum line.

The program immediately followed in the UCHS auditorium. This year’s theme was “What’s YOUR Dream?”

See more photos on University City Patch's Facebook page.

The 2013 MLK Spirit award winner was the late Agnes Clarice Taylor Gladney.

The School District of University City released the following biography of Gladney:

Agnes Clarice Taylor Gladney was fondly known as simply Clarice. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she attended Talladega College in Alabama, where she met and married John H. Gladney Jr. upon her graduation.

She and the late Dr. Gladney had three children, John Jr., Connie and Judy who grew up in University City. After receiving her master’s degree in speech pathology from St. Louis University, she became a speech therapist for the Special School District, primarily serving students in the School District of University City.

Dr. Gladney marched with Dr. King in Selma, AL. He died in 2011. Mrs. Gladney passed away on Nov. 26, 2012.

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