MLK Day Peace Walk and Community Art Project

MLK Day Peace Walk and Community Art Project

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The McKinney Center in Jonesborough will mark the birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 15 with a service-oriented event that draws on the teachings of Dr. King, who famously stated ““Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve.” This event will also honor men from Jonesborough who practiced selfless service.

The McKinney Center is inviting the Jonesborough Community to meet at Depot Street Park at 12PM, across the road from where Alfred Greenlee lived, and where Jonesborough’s own Buffalo Soldier, Alfred Martin Rhea, a former slave who served in the United States Army after emancipation, bought a home and lived after retirement. A Peace Walk will be taken from the park, along Alfred Greenlee’s usual morning walk, down to the site of where the Emancipator was published. Along Alfred’s walk, stories will be presented about the Buffalo Soldier, about Alfred Greenlee’s life, and about the first abolitionist newspaper in the country.

After the walk, participants will have an opportunity to take part in a community art project, led by McKinney Center art faculty, decorating the fence at Depot Street Park with a design to commemorate the service work of Alfred Greenlee. All participants will receive a commemorative MLK Day of Service button.

For more information about this event, please contact McKinney Center Director Theresa Hammons at theresah@jonesboroughtn.org or call 423-753-1010.

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Event Details

Date: January 15, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Location:
McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School
103 Franklin Ave.
Jonesborough, Tennessee
Contact:
Jonesborough Visitors Center
423.753.1010


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