MLK Breakfast Photo

Community members gathered for a remembrance march for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January 2020. The event followed the annual breakfast sponsored by the Franklin-Simpson Human Rights Commission.

The public is invited to join the African American Heritage Center for the 2021 Virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 92nd Birthday Commemoration Celebration on Sunday, Jan. 17 beginning at 3 p.m.

The speaker will be The Rev. Charles McCutchen, Jr., Pastor of the Community Church at Cedar Springs in Brownsville.

The topic is “We Shall Overcome.”

The celebration can be seen on line on the Community Church@Cedar Springs Facebook page, or on the community church loves you website or on the Community Church@Cedar Springs YouTube page.

The Franklin-Simpson Human Rights Commission’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance is Monday, Jan. 18.

The theme is “From the Ground Up: Inequity, Bias, Privilege, Structure, Death.”

A car parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at Greater Taylor Chapel Church at 604 Jefferson Street and ends at Franklin First United Methodist Church at 407 North College Street. Parade participants will begin assembling at nine a.m. at Greater

Taylor Chapel Church.

The service begins at noon and will be shown throughout the week on the Franklin-Simpson Channel Nine Facebook page and on YouTube.

The keynote speaker is Pastor Troy Thomas, presiding elder of Louisville District and pastor of Quinn Chapel in Louisville.

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