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Event Remembers the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Post Date:01/11/2017 10:00 AM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -  In honor of the birthday of civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the fifth annual "Continuing His Dream and Works" event will be held Monday, January 16th, 2017 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the George Washington Carver Recreation Center (Jefferson School City Center - 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA). 

The event is free and family friendly.

Highlights this year include keynote speaker Elijah Coles; the presentation of the 4th  annual Alicia B. Lugo Award to a community member; gospel vocalist Debra Payne; praise phenom Ella Marrs, "Brave Souls on Fire" poetry, a presentation of Mr. Alex-Zan's "The Dreamers," and more. Talya Cunningham of Newsplex will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. 

This event is being coordinated by Charles Alexander, better known as Mr. Alex-Zan. 

Event sponsors are Reid's Supermarket, Our Legacy, Inc., Carter's Taxi, Inc., Darnell Taylor Cleaning Service, Jones Heating and Air, Martin's Hardware, Cavalier Barbershop and Charlottesville Parks and Recreation. 

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