Crestview to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. this month

Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 03:32 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The city will celebrate civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a couple of events this month.

Birthday celebration

The Carver-Hill Memorial and Historical Society on Sunday will present a birthday celebration and panel discussion at 5 p.m. at New Life Missionary Baptist Church.

Seven representatives from local organizations ranging in different political backgrounds will comprise the panel.

"Instead of just having one guest speaker, we wanted to spice things up," said Pastor Sanford Hayes, event organizer.

Representatives from local Republican, Democratic and Tea Party organizations will be part of the discussion. Okaloosa County Commissioner Wayne Harris also is expected to take part in the discussion.

A representative from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, and a student from the Northwest Florida African American Student Association also will be in the panel.



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