In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, Monday morning a group of more than 100 walked from Mt. Sinai Church near 2nd and John St. down to the Orange Pavilion approximately a mile away. There a program was held with several speakers. Below are some photos from the event.
Theme: “Give Love, Peace, and Happiness: Stop the Violence”
MC – Cheryl January
Welcome – Mayor Larry Spears
Opening Prayer: Rev. Stevens, Mt. Sinai BC
National Anthem – Jay’Den Miller
Negro National Anthem- Salem UMC Male Choir
Essays – West Orange Stark Elementary (I don’t have their names, but i can get them)
MLK Speech – Rev. Joseph Roberson
Introduction of Speaker – Maquettia Ledet
Speaker – Elaine Powell – from London, England
Remarks – NAACP President Rev. John Jefferson, Jr.
Closing remarks and prayer – Maquettia Ledet – Blossoming Minds Founder