Mar-Saline Branch of NAACP hosts MLK breakfast

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Mar-Saline Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast and program with the theme "Now is the Time," which comes from King's infamous speech.

The Rev. Warren Montgomery, pastor at St. Paul Baptist Church in Slater, will be the honored speaker. Following him will be a panel presentation, which consists of Dr. Carol Maher, Marshall Public Schools superintendent; Mykeka Booze, Missouri Valley College graduate student and Elizabeth Bellamy, associate dean of students and criminal justice instructor at MVC.

The Rev. Mary L. Williams, event chairperson, said in a press release the hope is to "rekindle and recommit Saline County to the ongoing quest for racial and economic equality, and social and civil justice."

The event will be held at First United Methodist Church New Life Center, located at 225 E. Arrow St. on Monday, Jan. 15. Breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. followed by the program at 7:20 a.m.

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