Thank You All --
Thank you to all -- singers, speakers, writers, organizers, and audience members -- who joined in this year's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here are the winning entries in the 2020 MLK Essay Contest, part of an annual event by Ventures in Community.
Lusk and essay winners: Lee District Supervisor Rodney Lusk (second from left) congratulates the three student essay winners, Turner Bumbary (second place), Obinna Ekeaqwu (first place), and Victoria Laffittie (third place).
Dr. Abe Smith, Pastor of First AME Baptist Church and MLK event director.
Dr. Eric William, Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Bethlehem Baptist Church Choir
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church Choir
First AME Church Youth Choir
The Home School Chorus
Director Mark Zimmerman turns to include the audience in the finale of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Finale: Combined choirs sing Battle Hymn of the Republic directed by Mark Zimmerman, Music Director at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church