Rev Johnny Jones

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sweet Honey in the Rock presents a 3:00pm and an 8:00pm show on Sunday, January 17, 2021. Both shows are being live-streamed from the Lincoln Theater in Washington. Neither show is free, but you can buy a ticket for a small fee and show it on your Smart TV or your computer or cell phone to anyone gathered where you are-family, friends, or SS class! In addition, you can watch it again for the rest of the week!All details are at https://thirdrow.live/events/sweet-honey-in-the-rock/

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one week away, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) invites you to celebrate with us.

The People’s Holiday
Monday, January 18 ǀ 4 p.m. Eastern
Free ǀ Online

The People’s Holiday is NMAAHC’s annual program honoring Dr. King’s commitment to racial equality, justice, and service.This year, we are proud to present six-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, and educator Christian McBride in a digital performance inspired by his social justice-focused album The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons.Join us online for a 45-minute performance of jazz and poetry, which also features students from the Julliard School and award-winning poet Evie Shockley. The program will conclude with a conversation between Christian McBride and NMAAHC Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs Dwandalyn Reece. The People’s Holiday is generously supported by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

Kids’ Activities Celebrating Dr. King 
Monday, January 18
Free ǀ Online
Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hop over to our NMAAHC early childhood education webpage to pick out a MLK-inspired art project for your child. While you’re there, check out our guide to children’s books and resources that support discussions about race at home.

Joyful Activity Booklets

Martin Luther King Jr. Day also marks the launch of a new series of publications for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers: Joyful Activity Booklets. Inspired by A Is for All the Things You Are: A Joyful ABC Book, written by NMAAHC’s Anna Hindley and illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo, Joyful Activity Booklets help young children develop literacy skills and a positive sense of self. On January 18th, check out our NMAAHC early childhood education webpage to find our first two booklets, A Is for Amazing and B Is for Brave. Each month, children, caregivers, and educators can explore new booklets together!We hope you will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with us! You can take your commitment to Dr. King’s dream to the next level when you join as a Member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.Images: Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., freedom singing, SCLC Convention, 1962, by James H. Karales, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Monica Karales and the Estate of James Karales © Estate of James Karales, 2015.129.14. Evie Shockley and Christian McBride. Photo of child by Jaclyn Nash / NMAAHC.

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We invite you to observe this day while remaining safe at home by viewing this panel discussion, “In the Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Where are we and Where Do We Go from Here?’ “
The Moderator is Roxanne Bowen, WSCC Coordinator of Multicultural Engagement/Counselor/Special Assistant to the President for Diversity.
Panel Guests are William Isom, East Tennessee PBS; Dr. Christy Miller Cowan, Asst. Professor of Psychology at LMU; (Rev.) Brandon Moore, Choral Music Director at Morristown East High School and Director of Youth Ministries at Trinity UMC; Keisha Griffin Monroe, Citizen Tribune and Organizer of the 2020/2021 Juneteenth Celebration; and the Rev. Johnny Jones, Senior Pastor of Toney’s Chapel Baptist Church, Morristown.
Be sure to allow time on Monday to listen and watch this thoughtful and important reflection.

We are now accepting donations for the 2021 George Floyd & Brianna Taylor Scholarship Fund and/or 2021 Juneteenth Celebration.

If making a donation please indicate where you wish your donation to be applied in the memo line and mail your check to:

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Music • MLK Essay Contest Winners • Prizes • Community Award Winners 

Keynote Speaker: Renee Kessler,  Executive Director of Beck Culture Center, Knoxville, TN 

Time : Doors open at 7:00 am, Breakfast Program starts at 7:30 am. 

Place: First United Methodist Church, Morristown, TN

Ticket Price: $15.00 ($10.00 for students and Veterans)   Tickets can be bought at the door.

Hosted by Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity
Sponsored also by the Citizen Tribune and Hamblen County Department of Education

When: Monday, January 21, 2019 from 7 AM – 9 AM
Where: First United Methodist Church,101 East 1st North Street, Morristown, Tennessee 37814

Morristown’s Task Force on Diversity will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast being held on Monday, January 21, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Morristown. 

This annual breakfast provides Hamblen County and surrounding areas an opportunity to remember and honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. The Keynote Speaker this year is Clara Ester, an eye witness to the assassination of Dr. King in Memphis, Tennessee.


Clara Ester was a young woman on that fateful day in April,1968. Clara heard a noise and when she turned, she saw Dr. King fall. Instinctively, she rushed forward.

In a lecture to the Chautauqua Society on August 15, 2018, Ms. Ester, a retired deaconess of the United Methodist Church, spoke eloquently about the lessons of that day and how it has inspired a lifetime of work.

–The Chautauquan Daily, August 16, 2018

Students in Hamblen County have participated in the annual essay contest sponsored by the Citizen Tribune. Winners of the essay contest in four categories will receive awards at the breakfast. Three Community Awards will be also be presented:
the 2019 Community Award in Community Building
the 2019 Community Award for Advancing Cultural Awareness
the 2019 Community Award for Service and Advocacy.

Descriptions of these awards may be found on the MTFD website at www. morristown-diversity.org.

Breakfast is being catered by Little City Catering/Jersey Girl. The breakfast buffet opens at 7am. The program begins promptly at 7:30am. Tickets are $20 per adult; $10 per student and $10 per Veteran. 

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Walters State Community College at 423-585-6806 or by calling the Rose Center at 423-581-4330. If available, tickets may also be purchased at the door.

8th Annual MLK Breakfast To Be Held On January 16th, 2017

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr’s Breakfast hosted by the Morristown Task Force on Diversity will feature special guest speaker Rev Cecil C Mills Pastor and Senior Assistant district attorney for the Criminal Division of the Greene County Office of the District Attorney General office.

The MLK breakfast will include the announcement of the winners of the annual Citizen Tribune MLK essay contest. Dr. Alpha Alexander said “that we are very excited with the 1200+ number of essays that we received this year”. The MLK Breakfast will be held on Monday January 16th inside the First Presbyterian Church Family Life Center in Morristown.

Breakfast will be served at 7:00am with the program beginning at 7:30am. Tickets for adults are $15 and tickets for students and veterans are $10 (with ID).

Tickets are available at the office of the Citizen Tribune or from members of the task force. Tickets may also be reserved and pick up at the door by calling 423-277-2250.

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