Southport Historical Society http://whqr.org en Southport Woman Wins 2014 Walter Welsh Award on MLK Day http://whqr.org/post/southport-woman-wins-2014-walter-welsh-award-mlk-day <p>Southport’s annual two-day celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. can be credited to founder Walter Welsh. An Episcopal reverend and civil rights activist, Welsh in 1978 became the only white member of the Southport NAACP chapter, and launched a series of interracial study circles. Welsh died in 2006, but Southport’s MLK Celebration Committee carries his legacy forth via the Walter Welsh Award.&nbsp; Yesterday, that torch was passed to Southport’s Musette Steck.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:32:44 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 49289 at http://whqr.org Southport Woman Wins 2014 Walter Welsh Award on MLK Day