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Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. Day

March, Program Celebrate Special Day

Submitted on January 4, 2018

Preparations are underway for a community-wide march and program in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15. The events are sponsored by the local governments of Georgetown and Scott County, the NAACP, Faith Baptist Church, and Georgetown College.

Dr. HillGuest speaker for the occasion is Dr. Touissant King Hill, Pastor of West Hunter Street Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA. West Hunter Street Baptist has always been important in the Civil Rights Movement and is the spiritual home of civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy.

Dr. Hill has been West Hunter Street’s spiritual leader since 2006. He graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree, and from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, where he earned his Master of Divinity degree. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Union Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Citizens of Georgetown and Scott County and elsewhere are invited to meet Dr. Hill during a reception beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Cralle Student Center on East College Street. The march begins at 4, proceeding along East College Street to Military Street, then along Main Street to Broadway, from South Broadway to College, and back to Cralle Student Center.

The program with Dr. Hill speaking is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 116 Pocahontas Trail, in Georgetown. A reception follows.

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