Martin Luther King Jr Day March and Celebration

Cancelled due to Snowstorm.

Monday, January 17, 2022 is the day for the country and our community to honor Dr. King and his life’s work, dedicated to social justice, equality, accessible housing, affordable health care, and protecting voting rights.

To celebrate Dr. King’s life and accomplishments, and to recommit ourselves to continue the work that remains, the Transylvania NAACP will host a candlelight march and celebration on January 17 in the heart of Brevard.

We will gather at the Bethel “A” Church at 5:30 and proceed to the historic Transylvania County Courthouse. Traffic safety and security will be provided by Brevard Law Enforcement officers and NAACP parade marshals.

Once we all arrive at the courthouse, we will hear short speeches from notable members of our community, sing songs of freedom, and hear excerpts from Dr. King’s most famous speeches.

We encourage everyone to join us. Please bring electric candles or flashlights, and dress warmly. Although we’ll be outside, we encourage everyone to observe COVID protocols and wear your masks.

“I Have a Dream” speech delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.

“I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”. The last speech delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. on April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee. On the following day, King was assassinated.