Winston Countians celebrate MLK’s life

From staff reports


The Winston County Branch NAACP sponsored the Annual Celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday with a parade followed by a program at Still Valley M.B. Church.

Following the parade, Jackson State University professor, C. Leigh McInnis, spoke to the gathered

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group in the church about the importance of King’s message for today.

“The message of unity, the message of leadership, the message of selflessness, the message of courage and the message of righteousness,” said McInnis.

The event also featured the Melody Makers from Louisville Elementary who helped set a tone with uplifting music.

The parade featured the Louisville High School band along with dozens of vehicles as well as persons walking. The band and those walking braved chilly winds for the parade route from Armstrong to Main Street and back to Armstrong.

Legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of service.

LHS band marches in the annual parade.

LHS band marches in the annual parade.