On Monday, January 16, the Granville County Human Relations Commission will host an event to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will be held at the Oxford Baptist Church sanctuary (147 Main Street, Oxford), with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, seating will be limited to 200, masks will be required, and breakfast will not be served.
Granville County will also make the event available virtually for those unable to attend in-person. The event will be streamed live on Granville County’s YouTube channel, which can be accessed at www.granvillecounty.org/youtube. A recording of the event will also be made available on the Granville County Facebook page, and Granville’s Spectrum Channel 17 government access channel later the same week. The videos will remain available for “on-demand” viewing on YouTube, Facebook, and the Granville County website (www.granvillecounty.org).
This year’s program will include the middle school and high school winners of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest, a musical performance, and numerous Human Relations Commission members. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Dena Moss Moten, Academic Interventionist at Excelsior Classical Academy. A teacher of more than 15 years, Dr. Moten hails from Granville County and is a product of the Granville County Public School System. She has a BA degree in English from NC Central University and holds a master’s degree in Counseling and a PhD in Education, both from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Be sure to join the Granville County Human Relations Commission in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our talented Granville County students and citizens on Monday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m.