All photos by Eleazar Yisrael, Communications Committee.
On Jan. 15, members of community braved the cold, wet weather to join the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP for its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.
The day's events began with a gathering at Peace and Justice Plaza at 10 a.m.
From Peace and Justice Plaza, those gathered began the march west down Franklin Street toward First Baptist Church, led by the branch's Youth Council.
When the march concluded at First Baptist Church, the celebration was just getting started, focused on the 2024 theme "Living the Dream – It Starts With Me."
The service included music from two choirs, interfaith prayers from community faith leaders, a keynote address from NC NAACP President Deborah Dicks Maxwell, and a call to action from Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP President Herman Foushee.
If you'd like to watch the entire celebration, you can do so here. And if you weren't able to attend the celebration but would like to donate to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP, you can click here to support our work.