MLK Jr. Day Events

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Martin Luther King Junior Day is Monday. Here are some events going on in eastern carolina.

In Ayden, a symbolic march will start at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning followed by and event with the theme "the content of our character" at 10:00 a.m. at Ayden's Art and Recreation Center on South Lee Street.

In Greenville, there's a parade at 10:00 a.m. starting at Forest Hill Circle and ending on 1st Street. sponsored by the Pitt County Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 15th annual Community Unity breakfast from 7:30- 9:00 a.m at ECU's
Murphy Center Harvey Hall.

The Pitt County coalition against racism plans a rally and march at 10:00 a.m. meeting at Thomas Foreman Park and walking to the Pitt County Courthouse in honor of King's support for social justice.

In Jacksonville the MLK Keeping the Dream Alive committee is hosting its 5th annual march and program with a march from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. starting at New Bridge Middle School. The program begins at 1:00 pm at the Disabled American Veterans building.

In Kinston, the 5th annual MLK Jr. holiday celebration starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Saint Augustus AME Zion Church on East North Street sponsored by the Kinston Youth Enrichment Project.

In Magnolia, in Duplin County a historical marker will be dedicated for a freed black man who became a successful farmer, carpenter, mechanic and legislator in the Civil War era. The marker is being dedicated Monday in Magnolia not far from the gravesite of Parker David Robbins, who was born in 1834 in Bertie County. The dedication of the N.C. Highway Historical marker will be one aspect of Duplin County's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Ayden
MLK Day March
8:30 a.m.
Event 10:00 a.m.
Art & Recreation Center

Greenville
MLK Jr. Parade
10:00 a.m.
Pitt Co. SCLC

Greenville
Greenville-Pitt COC
15th Annual Community Unity Breakfast
7:30- 9:00 a.m.
Murphy Center Harvey Hall, ECU

Greenville
Pitt Co. Coalition Against Racism
Rally and March
10:00 a.m.
Thomas Foreman Park

Jacksonville
MLK Keeping the Dream Alive Committee
5th Annual March and Program
March 10:00-11:00 a.m.
New Bridge Middle School
Program 1:00 pm at DAV

Kinston
5th Annual MLK Jr. Holiday Celebration
10:00 a.m.
St. Augustus AME Zion Church
318 East North Street


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  • by Yada yada yada on Jan 23, 2012 at 08:01 PM
    MLK would roll over in his grave if he saw the hell he had created. He would be standing beside Newt to stop the idiocy that the Democtratic Party has created in his name. Print this Soros belivers!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jan 23, 2012 at 07:48 PM
    If these people are so concerned with having a monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. day, then at least it should be the monday after Superbowl sunday so the football fans can sleep in on that so-called holiday.
  • by Petey Pirate on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:22 PM
    Would love to have the whole week off.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 05:49 AM
    We used to celebrate George Washington's BD and Abraham Lincoln's BD. Then it was changed to Presidents day. Now its just a Civil Rights day for activists to come out and protest not getting enough of someone else's money.
  • by Anonimouse on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM
    All the day did for me was delay my banking till Tuesday. Nobody in this house had the day off for it. Big whoop. *yawn*
  • by Sam Location: NC on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:06 PM
    While the extent of his participation is unclear, Crispus Attucks became an icon of the anti-slavery movement and was held up as an example of the first black hero of the American Revolution. The other victims of the attack '4' were White people , Samuel Gray and James Caldwell who, like Attucks, died immediately during the attack; Samuel Maverick and Patrick Carr died from their wounds afterward. In the early nineteenth century, as the Abolitionist movement gained momentum in Boston, supporters lauded Attucks as a black American who played a heroic role in the history of the United States Because Attucks had Indian Wampanoag ancestors, his story also holds special significance for many Native Americans
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      by Formerly Pirateman on Jan 17, 2012 at 03:05 AM in reply to Sam
      The 8th grade version of history is: Crispus Attucks, a black man, was the first patriot to die for the cause in the American revolution. That is what I was taught in the 8th grade. However, it is a little more involved than that version. Thank you, Sam. Simplicity of our history and the dumbing down of our nation's students must be fought at every turn.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jan 16, 2012 at 09:18 PM
    AP News - Bank foreclosing on O.J. Simpson's Florida house? Were are the Obama voters & Wall Street Protesters to save OJ? Pay for OJ's home Liberals.
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      by Votto on Jan 17, 2012 at 04:19 AM in reply to Wolfgang
      OSOC, Im glad you tried to start a thread about something complete unrealted to MLK, I expect no less.
      • reply
        by Anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:50 AM in reply to Votto
        Are you damaged in some way? Wooolfgaaaang. Not OSOC. Wow.
  • by Tarzan Location: Jungle on Jan 16, 2012 at 08:59 PM
    There is a lot of bad talk from both sides on this. I have nothing against Mr King but there are others that were black that you never hear about. Have you ever heard of Crispus Attucks first US person killed in the Revolutionary War.
  • by Malcolm Location: Washington - NC on Jan 16, 2012 at 08:37 PM
    " MLK,Jr most of those cities Martin Luther King Junior street hood names are gone! But don’t be hatin’ on my new $300 Air Jordans! Because from the price of my Air Jordans, y’all can see that I am not poor black! I only be keepin " Vote for Obama!
  • by Norma Location: NC on Jan 16, 2012 at 08:01 PM
    Black Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30 to 40 years, and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. More than $7 trillion dollars have been spent on poverty programs since Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty with little, if any, impact on poverty. Diabolically, every election cycle, Black Democrats blame Republicans for the deplorable conditions in the inner-cities, then incite blacks to cast a protest vote against Republicans. When will the spin stop?
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