Local Events: Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr…

 “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. . . You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”   MLK Jr

The 12th Annual ML King Day Scholastic Classic happening today at the Greensboro Coliseum. A four-game hoops extravaganza  Info:  www.greensborocoliseum.com/event/2014/jan/12th-annual-mlk-day-north-carolina-scholastic-classic

1 p.m.           Greenfield vs Mount Tabor
2:30 p.m.      Christ School vs High Point Christian
4:30 p.m.      Greensboro Day vs Dudley
6 p.m.           Page vs Trinity Christian


• Salem College will hold its MLK Jr. Day Walk at 11 a.m. at Main Hall, South Church Street. Admission is free.

• Davidson County Community College will hold its MLK Jr. Day program featuring Poet.she, 11 a.m. in the Mary E. Rittling Conference Center on the Davidson campus. Admission is free.

• Winston-Salem State University and the Ministers Conference will hold its MLK Jr. Day Coalition Program at 11:30 a.m. at the Anderson Center on the WSSU campus. The program will focus on such social justice issues as voting rights, workers rights and the Health Care/Affordable Care Act. Admission is free.

• The Noon Hour Commemoration will be held at noon at the Benton Convention Center. The keynote speaker will be Rep. G.K. Butterfield, North Carolina’s representative in the 1st Congressional District.

• Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University will hold its joint MLK Jr. Day celebration at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel on the WFU campus. The speaker will be Benjamin Todd Jealous,  past president of the NAACP. Admission is free.

• The Ministers Conference will hold its MLK Jr. Day program at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen Baptist Church, 5000 Noble St. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Serenus Churn, pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Admission is free.


• The Winston-Salem City Council will unveil a plaque at 6 p.m. outside Council Chambers in City Hall, 100 N. Main St., commemorating the 1985 vote to honor King’s birthday as a city holiday.   www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_3981836b-19e3-5ab6-8529-4644f93c5b2b.html

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