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Ceremonies to be held to honor legacy of Dr. King

Ceremonies will be held on Sunday and Monday in Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex counties to celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.


In Mathews


The Mathews chapter of the NAACP will host its annual King Day ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Emmaus Baptist Church, North. “The Dream That Martin Luther King Jr. Spoke Of In 1963 Lives Into The Future” will include speakers representing the history, present day and the future.


Mary Sampson, who was at the 1963 March on Washington, will speak, as well as Delphia Ferguson, who attended last year’s anniversary march, and Stephen Thompson, who will speak about the future of the dream, a release noted.


Lizzette Carter will serve as mistress of ceremonies. Remarks will also be given by Mathews High School assistant principal Alexis Foster, Mathews NAACP president Raymond Willis and the Rev. John W. Redmond, pastor of Emmaus. The Rev. Dr. MarQuita A. Carmichael...

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