Martin Luther King Jr. http://whqr.org en Southport Remembers MLK Through Community Activism http://whqr.org/post/southport-remembers-mlk-through-community-activism <p>Monday marks the late Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. And the city of Southport will be commemorating the same way it has for more than twenty years—with a two-day festival that aims to inspire community involvement. This year the MLK Committee will also be celebrating the success its other initiative, Project Do Something. A joint effort with Brunswick County Schools, it serves to encourage students to perform acts of kindness and justice year-round—in tribute to Dr. King.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:41:28 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 49129 at http://whqr.org Southport Remembers MLK Through Community Activism NAACP to Host Rally in Wilmington http://whqr.org/post/naacp-host-rally-wilmington <p>Wednesday marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, the famous civil rights rally where Martin Luther King Jr. called for an end to racism in the United States. The <a href="http://www.naacpnc.org/">North Carolina NAACP</a> is commemorating this watershed event through rallies held Wednesday evening in thirteen locations across the state—including outside Wilmington’s Thalian Hall. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:59:02 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 42072 at http://whqr.org NAACP to Host Rally in Wilmington