The Alcorn County Branch NAACP will hold its 6th Annual Black History program at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
Held at Meigg Street Church of Christ, located at 914 Meigg Street in Corinth, the program will contain reflections in Black History from community youth as well as a recital of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I have A Dream” speech.
Bro. Taurean Morton, a 2001 Corinth High School graduate, will serve as the speaker. The 33-year-old currently serves as the minister of Lincoln Garden Church of Christ in Cleveland.
Music will be rendered by the Terry Street Church of Christ Male Chorus of Ripley. The event will also feature a drawing for two $100 gift certificates from Roger’s/Gardner’s Supermarket. Tickets on the raffle are $2 each and can be purchased from any NAACP Member.
The celebratory program is free and open to the public. However, three queens have been selected to accept donations from those who would like to give the branch. They are Anitha Keith, Mary Wade Cummings, and Kolisha Ratliff Strickland.
All are encouraged to wear their African attire.
Greetings will be provided by Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin and Alderman J.C. Hill.
“Black History Month is a time each year that we have to reflect on those changes which have occurred, relationships that have been made, understanding and respect which has been gained and maintained,” said Mayor Irwin. “Let us all do our part in showing our appreciation for each other everyday in this great city that we love.”
(For questions and more information contact chairperson Pauline Sorrell at 662-415-3099 or Co-Chairperson J.C. Hill at 662-293-0290.)
Other upcoming celebrations of African American heritage include:
• A Black History program at East Fifth Street M.B. Church on Sunday, Feb. 26. The morning service will begin at 9:30 a.m.
• A Black History program at Mason Saint Luke Baptist Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26. The guest speaker will be Pastor Jeffery Daniels and The Whitehill M.B Church of Tupelo, along with his choir and congregation. The theme is History: “We come this far by faith.” – Hebrew 11:1
• A Black History program honoring African American athletes at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5 at St. Rest M.B. Church in Guys, Tenn. The speaker will be Bro. Maurice Stafford of St. Luke M.B. Church in Corinth. Music will be rendered by New Zion M.B. Church of Plantersville. All athletes will be honored during the special program.