The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Peace March is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21, at 8 a.m. on the steps of the Dyer County Courthouse.
Two groups of participants will march from both the Future City and Bruce communities and converge at the courthouse. The Rev. James Luvene of Ross United Methodist Church of Dyersburg, Lighthouse United Methodist Church of Alamo, and Hughlett United Methodist Church of Tigrett will be the guest speaker of the event. Dyer County NAACP President Connell King will also offer encouraging remarks. And James Tiger Henning will give his popular rendition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech. Area residents are invited to attend the event.
After the event at the courthouse concludes, a follow-up service will take place for attendees at the Ross United Methodist Church, 105 Calcutt Ave. in Dyersburg. This service will be geared around President Obama's inauguration on the same date.