Large Crowd Marches in Memory of King
A jam-packed four-day celebration of the life and dreams of Martin Luther King ended today with a large crowd marching through Southern Pines in honor the slain civil rights leader.
The crowd marched up Pennsylvania Ave. on the way to the concluding event held at the Southern Pines Primary School. The program theme was “Youth Speak Out! — Some Killers of the Martin Luther King Jr. Dream.” Presentations by youth were based the theme “MLK Jr. would be proud of me because …”
The celebration began Friday morning with a program featuring a speech from the Rev. Nathaniel Jackson at Owens Auditorium on the Sandhills Community College campus.
The Martin Luther King Jr. memorial breakfast was held Saturday at the Days Inn off U.S. 1 in Southern Pines, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Raymond Washington, of Pinehurst Surgical Center.
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service was held Sunday in the auditorium at Southern Pines Primary School.
Today's events began with an early-morning gathering in the cafeteria at Academy Heights Elementary School in Taylortown, with the Rev. Charles McKnight as the keynote speaker, followed by the march through Southern Pines.
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