Tuesday 20 Aug 2019

Call For Unity During City’s MLK Luncheon (PHOTO GALLERY)

Goldsboro honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hundreds turned out for the city’s 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Luncheon at the First P.H. Church on Monday.

Goldsboro Mayor Chuck Allen greeted the attendees.

Mayor Allen admitted their is still divisiveness in Goldsboro, but says citizens are coming together, talking, and learning that we are stronger together.

Monday’s Keynote Speaker was former State Representative Henry “Mickey” Michaux, Jr., a close friend of Dr. King’s and Durham County’s first black representative in the North Carolina state legislature.

He credited Dr. King with helping lead him toward a career in politics.

Michaux says there is some confusion over what we are celebrating during Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

He says the holiday is meant to celebrate the triumph of all people, not just African Americans, over legalized racism.

Michaux reminded the struggle for equality continues even today in America.

Goldsboro Community Relations Director Shycole Simpson-Carter closed the event with a call for unity.

The Wayne County Dream Girls provided musical entertainment throughout the Dr. King Luncheon.

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