MLK celebration in Greene County

Pictured : Mrs. Katie Jones Powell, retired Sumter County Schools Superintendent, was keynote speaker at the Educational Seminar focused on Greene County High School juniors and seniors, sponsored by the Alabama Civil Rights Freedom Museum and held at New Peace Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. This event was part of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration.
Rev. Joe N. Webb was keynote speaker at the Unity Breakfast held at the Eutaw Activity Center on Jan. 15, 2018, honoring Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.’s birthday.
Dr. Cynthia Warrick, President of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa brought the message at the Godly Women of West Alabama Religious Freedom Rally Celebration, held Jan. 15, 2018 at the William M. Branch Courthouse. The event recognized many women who have contributed to building a just and free society.
Men and Women in the West Alabama Region were honored for their roles in building community and participating in the struggles for justice, equity and freedom. The awards were presented by Mr. Spiver Gordon and the Alabama Civil Rights Freedom Museum at the Martin L. King, Jr. Program held at the William M. Branch Courthouse in Eutaw, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

The Alabama Civil Rights Museum, ANSC and other groups sponsored the annual Greene County weekend celebration of Martin Luther King’s Birthday. Spiver Gordon, President of the Museum presided at the programs.
On Monday the annual birthday breakfast was held at the Eutaw Activity Center, followed by a march and caravan to the William M. Branch Courthouse in Eutaw.
Rev. Joe Webb, Pastor of New Generation Church, was the guest speaker at the breakfast and challenged the audience to get involved in helping each other and the community instead of sitting on the sidelines complaining, back-biting and finding excuses for inaction.
At the Courthouse, Dr. Cynthia Warrick, President of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, gave the keynote address in a program honoring the role of “godly women in the struggle for human rights”.
A group of men from Greene and surrounding counties were honored at the breakfast and a group of women at the Courthouse.

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