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Rev. Davis to speak at MLK Day celebration

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OXFORD — The Oxford Granville Martin Luther King Celebration Committee is sponsoring A Night of Dialogue, Tribute, and Celebration.

The event will be on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, at Northern Granville Middle School auditorium, 3144 Webb School Rd., Oxford. It will begin at 5 p.m. and admission is free.

The event’s theme will be “Don’t Be Blind With 2020 Vision: Let’s Open Our Eyes and Wake Up.”

The keynote speaker will be the Rev. John E. Davis II. He is the pastor of Hardie Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Oxford. He has been an educator in special education for more than 15 years.

Davis was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He received a bachelor of business administration from Prairie View A&M University and a master of science in administration from Central Michigan University. He is a student at Bible Faith Global University in pursuit of a doctor of practical theology.

The Committee is inviting churches and organizations to bring youth out to the MLK celebration.

Participating in the program are essay writers Nick Harris, Faith Royster, Cole Matthews, Ashely Lopez, Lucus Murray, and Myasia Cross. Other participants are Dr. Brenda R. Williamson, Mr. Detroit Yancey, Myah Arrington, Mrs. Lawanda Anderson, Dr. Bruce Nathaniel Smith, Milton Mann, and Aylssa Real.

Music will be rendered by Higher Dimension Praise Choral of Greensboro. A dance tribute will be by I Dance Praise Academy of Henderson.