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Salisbury Human Relations Council prepares to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Staff report

SALISBURY — A weekend celebration will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

A committee of the Salisbury Human Relations Council is the host.

A holiday parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in downtown Salisbury, beginning at Liberty and North Main streets.

Organizations from throughout Rowan County will take part, including dance teams, elected officials, marching bands and other service groups.

After the parade, an indoor celebration will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Rounding out the weekend’s celebration will be the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Monday at the J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd.

Tickets for the breakfast are $10 and can be purchased on the second floor of the city office building, 132 N. Main St.

The breakfast speaker will be Vergel L. Lattimore III, president and professor of pastoral psychology and counseling at Hood Theological Seminary.

The Salisbury Human Relations Council was created to identify concerns in the area of human relations, make recommendations on issues and promote activities deemed best for the community. The council has 18 members, eight appointed by the City Council and eight appointed by the Human Relations Council.

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