Honoring MLK Jr.

Published 9:17 am Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration, held by the Friends of Lincoln School, Inc. has been rescheduled from its original date of Jan. 14 to Jan. 21.

It has been half a century since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, and to this day his words and beliefs are still as inspirational to America as they were 50 years ago. The civil rights leader is so integral to the history of the country that his birthday is an official federal holiday, one of only 10 holidays to be officially sanctioned by the government.

Friends of Lincoln School, Inc. will start off their annual celebration of the man and his legacy with a caravan starting at the Middlesboro city parking lot. They cordially invite veterans, ministers, soldiers and elected officials to join the caravan. The Friends of Lincoln School, Inc. also have plans to have a van available for any person needing assistance in a ride.

The caravan will find its way to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church located at North 19th Street for the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Church Service. The speaker for this year’s service will be the Southeast Community College Vice President of Diversity/Inclusion and Special Programs, Dr. Carolyn Sundy.

Music will also be provided by for the event by the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Choir, Rhonda White and Margaret Pridemore. Also during the service, two awards will be presented — a special humanitarian award and the Samuel L. Coleman Sr. Award.

The Friends of Lincoln School, Inc. welcome anyone to attend this special occasion. The caravan will begin at 2:30 p.m. and then proceed to Mt. Moriah Baptist Church for the special service at 3 p.m.