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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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