The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday marks the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.
The day is observed each year on the third Monday in January and is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a video of the program planned for the annual Martin Luther King Day celebration in Pulaski will be shown on the Giles County chapter of the NAACP Facebook page by noon January 18th.
Two speeches will be on the virtual program which will replace the annual Unity March or in-person activities usually organized by the Giles County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Due to the pandemic, the virtual program will replace other activities, according to Benita Cross, from the county NAACP chapter.
Belmont University student Keidron Turner and Rev. Anthony Bledsoe, pastor of Solid Rock Baptist Church, will speak.