Honoring Dr. King in Granville


Monday, January 15th honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Here are a few events that will honor Dr. King in Granville over the weekend and in January:

The Granville Ministerial Conference invites all to their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Worship Celebration on Sunday January 14th at 4 pm. The event will take place at First Baptist Church located at 320 Granville Street in Oxford.   The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. James T. Worthy, pastor of St. James Missionary Baptist Church of Rocky Mounty, accompanied by his choir and congregation.

The NAACP MLK Jr. Day of Service Program will be on January 15th at 12 pm.  The event will take place at the Mary E Shaw Potter Gym located on 205 Lanier Street in Oxford.  Activities will include a poster & oratorical contest for young people and a panel discussion entitled "Focusing in on Possible Solutions."  For more information, call NAACP at 919-690-6444.

There will be "A Night of Dialogue, Tribute and Celebration" for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 15th at 5 pm.  The event will take place at Northern Granville Middle School Auditorium located on 3144 Webb School Road in Oxford.  Admission is free and open to the public.  The keynote speaker will be Lamont Ruffin, Acting Chief U.S. Marshal for District of Columbia District Court in Fairfax, Virginia.  The evening will included student essays, various community leaders participating and musical performances from Olive Grove Gospel Choir and The Yanceys.  For more information, please contact Larry Downey at 919-482-5630 or Walter & Elaine Thorpe at 919-339-0686.

The George C. Shaw Museum will host a showing of Documentary movies and NAACP poster contest winners on Saturday, January 20th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm in memory of Dr. King.  The museum is located on 202 E McClanahan Street in Oxford.  The museum will also be open to the public on the Third weekend of every month from 1 pm - 5 pm.  For more information on upcoming events, log onto http://marypotter.org/ or call Arcelia Jefferys at 919-603-5598 or Rosalyn Green  301-351-4850.