Area Programs Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968

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.