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NAACP plans Martin Luther King Day events

NAACP plans Martin Luther King Day events

"Each year hundreds of local residents are inspired to carry the principles of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. forward through a day of community action with fellow non-profits and the faith based community to offer a range of exciting options", states Volunteer Center Mobilization Coordinator Christina Thurston.

Courtesy Photo D.L. Hammond, who has participated in numerous BRLC programs, reads from Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Day celebration on Monday at 10 a.m.in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women Calvert County Chapter, CSM and the Calvert NAACP.

Participants can register for the event on race day; registration is $40 for adults, $20 for children under 12 and the kids fun run is free. "There will be artistic interpretations of one of Dr. King's quotes performed by multiple students in the areas of poetry, music, dance, and art".

Continuing the Dream of Martin Luther King Jr.

Featuring kid-friendly workshops and engaging activities for preschool to middle school-aged children, this year's celebration will focus on the many ways children were part of the civil rights struggle and the power of children today to help change the world for the better.

-Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. there will be a Sunday Service at St. Paul AME Church, located at 419 South Ashley Street. Volunteers will meet at Edwards Waters College on January 15 for refreshments and a rally before venturing out to their projects. Program will begin at 11 a.m.

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