Jan. 18: Dare County celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By on January 1, 2020


The Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee invites the Dare County community to celebrate the rich legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a community-wide program.  This year marks the 29th year the celebration has gone on in Dare County.   The program will feature re-enactments of Dr. Kings I Have a Dream Speech, songs and an inspirational message.  The celebration takes place on Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11 a.m. at the Dare County Center (950 Marshall C Collins Dr. Manteo, N.C. 27954).

Program highlights will include an inspirational message from Pastor Frank Lassen of the Source Church, Excerpts from Dr. Kings I Have a Dream Speech, performed by Anjelica Lewis of Manteo N.C. interspersed with singing by the First Flight High school Chorus, Echoes of Heritage, and The Voices of Truth.

“For African Americans and people of all ethnicities the celebration of Dr. King is a significant occasion.  Dr. King’s leadership during the Civil Rights Movement is a major part of that experience.  29 years ago this program was started in Dare County because there were no events or celebrations honoring Dr. Kings Legacy.”

This year’s program is sponsored by the Dare County Ministerial Association, Gallop Funeral Services Inc., Tess Judge, Jane Webster, Robert Woodard, and the Outer Banks Hotline.  This event is open to the public, a hot lunch will be served immediately following the event.

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