Southport plans MLK, Jr. Day events


SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Southport’s ​Martin​ ​Luther​ ​King​ ​Celebration​ ​Committee has planned a two day celebration of the Martin Luther King holiday.

It kicks off Sunday at the Southport Fire Department on Howe Street.  A half mile march kicks off at 3:00 p.m. followed by a program with music by the Save Our Community Choir.  It will also include The Howard Brothers: Talmadge, Tashawn, Charlie and Ricky.

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On Monday, the ​​highlight of​ ​the​ ​​celebration​ ​is ​the 24th​ ​Annual​ ​Round​ ​Table​ ​Breakfast. It is in the ​Murrow​ ​Hall​ ​of​ ​Trinity​ ​United​ ​Methodist​ ​Church starting at 8:00 a.m..

The​ ​keynote​ ​speaker is​ Dr. Glen Harris, Associate Professor at UNCW.  He is the author of several publications, including one on the Trayvon Martin case.

Tickets​ ​for​ ​the​ ​breakfast​ ​are​ ​being​ ​sold​ ​in​ ​advance​ ​for​ ​$12.00​ ​each ​at​ ​most Southport area​ ​churches.