Former Mayor Coleman Speaks at Black History Month Event at Supreme Court
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Reaching into his pants pocket, finding a nickel, and dropping it in a metal bucket when he was a little boy is what former Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman remembers after listening to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak at a function he attended with his family.
“At the end of the speech, I felt like I made a contribution,” Coleman said. “I felt like I made a difference and I felt good about myself. That that little nickel that made the big clang at the bottom of that metal bucket was going to make a difference. Here’s how: It would help finance the next trip of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the next city – just a nickel, just a little bit.”