Manchester proclaims January 13-19 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week

At a Lewisburg City Hall ceremony with members of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Committee attending, Mayor John Manchester proclaimed Jan. 13-19 will be Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week in Lewisburg. The legacy of Dr. King will also be honored on Jan. 19 with an 11 a.m. march from the courthouse to the Lewisburg United Methodist Church, a community lunch without charge, and a celebration with music played, essays read, and a special presentation made that will showcase Harry Belafonte’s Civil Rights Movement activities and other humanitarian pursuits. Harry Belafonte’s daughters, Adrienne Biesemeyer and Gina Belafonte, will offer commentary on excerpts of the movie about him, Sing Your Song, which will be shown from start to finish for free at 4:30 p.m. that afternoon at the Lewis Theatre.

Mayor John Manchester signs Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week proclamation. Flanking the seated Mayor are: Larry Davis (left), Clifford Curry, Steve Rutledge, Wanda Johnson, Danny Seams, Daniel Patrick Seams and Ellen Broudy.
Mayor John Manchester signs Lewisburg’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Week proclamation. Flanking the seated Mayor are: Larry Davis (left), Clifford Curry, Steve Rutledge, Wanda Johnson, Danny Seams, Daniel Patrick Seams and Ellen Broudy.

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