Locals honor Dr. MLK’s legacy

By Amanda McBride

The Choctaw Plaindealer

 

Honoring and remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy was part of the 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day with Prayer Visual. Approximately 40 locals were in attendance at the program that was sponsored by the Choctaw County NAACP Branch #5631.

Burl C. Head, III led the program that was filled with memories, song and prayer.

Willie Mae Guillory, secretary, welcomed the crowd with reading part of Dr. King’s biography with scripture from Fred Little, 1st vice president.

Also during the program, Khadijah Clay read Dr. King’s I Have A Dream speech and said some encouraging words.

“The bedrock of this Ackerman community is standing here today…we need more of the cream of the crop,” said Clay.

Toward the end of the program, Pastor James Boyd of Reform Chapel Missionary Baptist Church said some words of encouragement.

Throughout the program, the crowd sang the following songs: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms, Lift Every Voice and Sing, Woke up this Morning and Come and Go with Me to That Land.

Bonnie Thomas, Willie Mae Guillory and Burl C. Head, III lead the crowd in song during the 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Prayer Visual. The Choctaw County NAACP Branch #5631 sponsored the event.

Bonnie Thomas, Willie Mae Guillory and Burl C. Head, III lead the crowd in song during the 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Prayer Visual. The Choctaw County NAACP Branch #5631 sponsored the event.