City of Lenoir Parks & Recreation staff are hosting a Martin Luther King. Jr. Day celebration Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Lenoir.
The celebration, "Reclaiming the Dream," will start at 3:00 pm. The event will feature keynote speaker Rev. Charlie Rivens and will include a reading of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, music, poems, and more. Check out the program below.
The event will start at 3:00 pm and is free and open to the public.
The MLK Jr. Center is located at 313 Greenhaven Dr. NW in Lenoir.
Reclaiming the Dream PROGRAM
- WELCOME: Rev. James “Ike” Perkins, Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
- PRAYER: Rev. Jimmie Norwood Sr., Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
- REMARKS: Mayor Joe Gibbons
- I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH: Pastor Rocky Dula, Faith Tabernacle Church
- MUSIC SELECTIONS: Faith Dula Banner, Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
- PRAISE DANCE: Abby Smith, Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church
- POEM: Thank You, Dr. King, Robin Scott
- INTRODUCTION of SPEAKER
- KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rev. Charlie Rivens, Charlotte, NC
- CLOSING REMARKS: Lester Whittington, Martin Luther King Jr. Manager
Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, march on Washington, D.C.