Friday, January 15, 2016

MLK Day celebration at Pilgrim Baptist Monday night

The Midway Ministerial Association invites the entire community to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual memorial service at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at Pilgrim Baptist Church.

For more than 10 years, this service has brought together members of the community from varied ethnic backgrounds to celebrate the impact of Dr. King and the civil rights movement.

The history of race relations in Midway is generally positive, said one community member at the MLK Day service in 2014, even though schools were segregated for nearly a century.

The services involve members of the community and seeks to educate them on the lives of African Americans during that time, said an attendant at the 2014 service.

In keeping with the annual tradition, the service will include performances honoring Dr. King and a word of meditation from participants in the church community.

For more information about the service, contact Pilgrim Baptist Church at 846-4112. --Anyssa Roberts

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