The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leading Civil Rights leader in the 1960s who was assassinated in Memphis 50 years ago this coming April, will be honored on Monday with a program and a march in downtown Franklin.
The MLK Multi-Church Worship Service and Commemorative March will feature music and discussions beginning at 11 a.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church, 113 Natchez St., Franklin.
Bro. Nathaniel L. Grimes, pulpit minister at Fowlkes Street Church of Christ in Franklin, Elder Brandon Mason, pastor of Locust Ridge Primitive Baptist Church in Arrington, and the Rev. Monna Mayhall, Associate Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, will speak on the topic “A King for All Nations.”
Aretha Turner, Joyce Lee and Charlene Harrison, will be featured in the music ministry.
Following the program, participants will march from Natchez Street to the Historic Courthouse on the Franklin Public Square, where Pastor Chris Williamson of Strong Tower Baptist Church in Nashville will deliver remarks.
After the march light refreshments and a short Martin Luther King, Jr. film will be shown at the historic Masonic Lodge, 115 2nd. Ave. S., Franklin.