Clarke County and Frederick County will offer several opportunities to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) as the area prepares to honor the slain civil rights leader on what would have been his 83rd birthday:
The Josephine School Museum in Berryville, Virginia is offering an open house and showing a PBS produced video “In Remembrance of Martin”. The open house is from 1-2:30 p.m.
Zion Baptist Church (on Josephine Street in Berryville, Virginia) is sponsoring a panel discussion at 4pm. Panelists are Dr. James Bryant (former history professor at Shenandoah University), Cynthia Butler ( NAACP officer), Reverend Delbert Hicks and others. The discussion topic is “Dr. Martin Luther King; What has become of the Dream?”
Lord Fairfax Community College is commemorating MLK Day with a presentation by Easton McDonald, local NAACP president. LFCC also annually recognizes a citizen by awarding the “Walking King’s Talk Award”. Monday at 1 pm.
The Coalition for Racial Unity and the NAACP are hosting a panel discussion at 7 pm at Rouss City Hall (Winchester) regarding “Justice and Voting Rights” – Monday night, 4th floor.