The NAACP Culpeper Branch #7058 will host its annual service commemorating the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 20, beginning at 12 noon at Antioch Baptist Church in Culpeper. The church is located at 202 S. West Street.
The Rev. Reese Washington, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Brandy Station, will speak at the event. Shiloh Youth will present “We Are the Dream.”
The event will be sponsored by Marty and Butch Davies, III. The NAACP Culpeper branch serves Culpeper, Madison, and Rappahannock Counties.
In pursuing a legal edge against Allen’s claims of racial discrimination, Comcast’s appeal to the Supreme Court rests on changing the essence of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. It would require people to prove race was the sole motivating factor for any discrimination claims, not a partial factor as was used in the past.
“To alter the Act to accommodate discrimination against people based on race would reverse precarious progress in the freedom struggle, which my father was assassinated for leading and which my mother continued to join others in leading until her death,” Dr. King writes.
The Culpeper branch of the NAACP holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the public library at 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper 22701. All are welcome; you do not have to be a member to attend.