MLK march, celebration on Monday

Published 9:31 am Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, sponsored by the NAACP, will be observed on Monday, Jan. 15 beginning at noon at the Mocksville town square.

Attendees may march or ride provided transportation to the intersection of North Main Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Rd. (formerly Campbell Road) for a dedication. The service will begin at 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem Apostolic Church.

The Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, newly elected president of the state NAACP and president of the N.C. Council of Churches, will be the featured speaker.

He holds degrees from Mercy College in Yonkers, N.Y.; Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Spearman is an ordained AME Zion minister who acts out his faith as a civil rights activist. He is well known in the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) and Moral Monday Movements.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the NC NAACP Minister of the Year, Spirit of King Award and Equality NC Champion of Equality Award.