A community of dreamers


Caitlyn Horton, News Writer

Each year we celebrate the world’s most famous people, with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr being one of them. Dr. King has been one of the biggest inspirations to everyone in America. During the civil rights movement, he led a march to Washington along with other civil rights activists and gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.” Not only was Dr. King, one of the leaders in the civil rights movement, but he was also a loving husband and father.

Dr. King was a Baptist minister and activist who wanted a different life for future black and white generations. He believed in nonviolent resistance as a way to make change for Black Americans. Jan. 16 is a day to remember what Dr. King did and to reflect on how far we have come, and how far we will go until all races are treated equally. 

 On Jan. 16 The Cultural Arts Society of Fuquay Varina and the faith community will be hosting an MLK march and celebration. The march will be held at St. Augusta Missionary Baptist Church, which is located at 605 Bridge St, Fuquay-Varina, and will end at Falcon Park Shelter, 105 Falcon Drive, Fuquay Varina. 

Everyone can arrive to march at 9 a.m., but the event will begin at 10 a.m. Once the march has ended, the celebration will begin. It will have local spoken word artists, vocalists, and community partners. This event is an opportunity for everyone to get out and come together as a community.