New Hanover County NAACP holds 14th annual MLK Breakfast


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — For many in Wilmington, this weekend was all about celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This year’s MLK Breakfast was served bright and early Saturday at the DREAMS Center.

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This is the 14th year that the New Hanover County NAACP has put on the breakfast, which was sold out.

Reggie Shuford, the executive director of the Pennsylvania ACLU, was the guest speaker.

Shuford is a Wilmington native and was one of the first African American graduates of Cape Fear Academy.

We spoke with one young woman, Shay Webb, who said Dr. King’s dream was alive at this event.

“We all come from different ways of life but we’re still here for the same cause and that’s to see that Dr. King’s dream is still coming true. He had a dream, we’re living that dream, and that’s the whole purpose of it,” said Webb, who is the assistant chair for New Hanover County NAACP ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics).

All proceeds from the breakfast will be used to support local NAACP youth programs.