18th Martin Luther

The 18th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day March will be held Monday, Jan. 21, beginning at 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

This year’s theme is “Freedom, Dignity and Humanity”, according to Walter Wright, president of People Helping People for Progress, which organizes the march each year.

Prior to Monday’s march, breakfast will be served starting at 7 a.m. at Mt. Zion. Donations will be accepted for breakfast, and everyone is welcome.

Marchers are requested to line up before 10 a.m. and will march up Maple Street to Main Avenue, then to Market Street and on to the bandstand on the Lincoln County Courthouse lawn. Wright said he expects that Wanda Tate will sing. A prayer and brief ceremony will follow.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the group will march to St. Paul AME Church on West College, where a program will be presented honoring the life of Dr. King. A lunch will also follow.

The programs and walk are for all churches and all members of the community. T-shirts commemorating the day are available by calling Barbara Kemp at 433-0252.

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