Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Griffith Chapel Church and the Yancey Mitchell branch of the NAACP are hosting the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr Celebration on Sunday, February 23, at the Burnsville Town Center!! We will gather at the Burnsville Town Square at 1:30 for a procession to the Town Center, where the program will begin at 2:00. The theme of this year’s program is We’ve Come This Far Together! In the early 1960’s, actions taken by Yancey County families caused this small mountain county to become the first integrated county in North Carolina. The program will spotlight individual’s stories and experiences about how our community transitioned from segregation to integration!! The keynote speaker will be Reverend Curtis Gatewood from the North Carolina NAACP!! Music and refreshments will follow the program!

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