Martin Luther King Celebration
The Martin-Weakley County Branch of the NAACP will hold their Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21. The theme of the celebration is “What About the Children: The Dream Revealed.” The branch is extending a special invitation to all youth groups and councils.
Events will include the following:
•9-10:30 a.m. – kickoff community-wide breakfast at McCabe United Methodist Church.
•10:30-10:50 a.m. – The “Gathering” at McCabe UMC to prepare for the “United March.” Persons interested in marching in honor of Dr. King’s dream will caravan by vehicle to Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church at 120 K St.
•11-11:45 a.m. – The march begins at 120 K St. and goes to 120 Peach St. (the new Oak Grove Church location, formerly Southside Baptist Church). The march will be led by the NAACP executive council. There will be a vehicle caravan following the marchers for those who are unable to march.
•12-2 p.m. – Church service honoring the unity and brotherhood of the community. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Russell Morrow, pastor of Miles Chapel CME Church and founder of New Generations Ministries.
Dr. Morrow has been dedicated to preaching and teaching the Gospel and working with youth and young adults focusing on the practical application of the Word of God, self-awareness, community service and economic development. He is an author, musician and currently produces Christian television programs that can be seen in northwest Tennessee on the Charter Cable system. He is married to the former Elaine Diggs of Greenville, Miss., and they have four children, Chastidy, Audrey, Russell Jr. and Reginald.
The celebration is designed to commemorate the dream and legacy of Dr. King. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Nichole Claybrooks at 587-5681.