MLK Day March & Rally

Sorry for the late notice, I just found this information that the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP will be having their annual rally before the MLK service at First Baptist Church. (For the record, I have been looking for info about whether there would be a march. I wish there had been more publicity!)

The rally will start at 9 a.m. at the Franklin Street Post Office. 

That will be followed with a march down Franklin Street at 10:15 a.m.

The march will end at the First Baptist Church on North Roberson Street at 10:30 a.m. where a worship service will be held.

The theme of the rally is environmental racism.

The group is calling for liberation of the Rogers Road community where the county’s landfill has been housed for more than thirty years. 

1360 WCHL: Local MLK Day Events Planned Monday



Monday, January 19, 2009 - 4:00am


Franklin Street Post Office, Chapel Hill

MLK Day March in Hillsborough

From the Town of Hillsborough:


Date: Jan. 13, 2008

Contact: Sgt. William Parker, Community Policing Division of the Hillsborough Police Department, 732-2441

Downtown Hillsborough Intersections to Be Closed Briefly Jan. 19 for MLK March

HILLSBOROUGH — Traffic will be blocked for short periods of time in downtown Hillsborough on Monday morning, Jan. 19, to allow for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative March.

The march will begin at 9 a.m. at the Orange County Courthouse on Margaret Lane and will end at Mt. Bright Baptist Church on Union Street. It is expected to be complete by 10 a.m. Past marches have lasted about 30 minutes.

The Hillsborough Police Department will close the northbound lane of Churton Street during the parade and will conduct rolling blocks of intersections between Margaret Lane and Union Street. As soon as marchers pass through an intersection, officers will reopen the intersection. Traffic will be able to flow south on Churton Street and on side streets.

The Police Department estimates that each intersection will be closed about five minutes.

By closing downtown intersections on a rolling schedule, the department will be able to use fewer officers during the event and to reopen Hillsborough's main thoroughfare more quickly.

A police officer on a motorcycle will lead the marchers, and an officer in a patrol car will follow behind.

The Police Department encourages motorists visiting downtown Hillsborough to use the parking deck and other legal areas to park. A map of public parking options, including free parking, is available on the town's Web site, Look for the map under "Parking" in the "About Hillsborough" section.



Monday, January 19, 2009 - 4:00am


Orange County Courthouse on Margaret Lane and will end at Mt. Bright Baptist Church on Union Street, Hillsborough

Play: The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From Orange County:

Contact: Ginger Holler, Youth Services Librarian / Orange County Public Library, 245-2531

“The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Presented by Bright Star Children's Theater,  at the Orange County Public Library , 300 West Tryon Street in Hillsborough.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be celebrated in this production, starting with the Civil Rights  movement and exploring the life and work of Dr. King.  The youngest person ever to win a Nobel Prize for Peace, Dr. King changed the course of history through his work for justice, and equal rights in America.

A special after school program- FREE- no registration required, all ages welcome. Groups Welcome.



Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 11:00am


Orange County Public Library, 300 West Tryon Street, Hillsborough

April 4, 1968 - A Significant Date

I just saw a clip on the noon news with former President Bill Clinton reflecting on the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day, 40 years ago. ("Clinton remembers King during visit to N.C."). The night of April 4, 1968 and the days that followed are hard to forget.

"Monitoring Civil Rights on the Ground" & OCBORDC Meeting

From Peggy Misch:

Orange County Bill of Rights Defense Committee Friends,

In order to have two speakers talk to us and have a DVD player, I've called the meeting this month in a public room with equipment when guests are available. Please come and bring someone else.

The BORDC website ( is filled with lots of information on pending legislation. We can make a difference by contacting David Price, responding to candidates with questions when they appeal for money, writing letters to the editor.

Below details of the next meeting, I've copied some current activities in Congress, taken from BORDC's website.

You may support Tamara Tal's arraignment in Chapel Hill Courthouse (enter from the East Franklin Street Post Office), Feb 18, sometime after 9AM. The charge is "failure to disperse" from Burger King during the national campaign to support tomato pickers supplying this chain, November 30.

"Monitoring Civil Rights on the Ground": Screening by local videograher of UNC students supporting citizens of Jena, LA, during town's commemoration of MLK Day, Jan 21, 2008, and report on incident of arrest for failure to disperse at Burger King on Elliott Road Nov 20. All welcome for discussion. Orange County Bill of Rights Defense Committee, 7 PM, Feb 27, Chapel Hill Town Hall, Training Room. 942-2535.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 2:00pm


Chapel Hill Town Hall, Training Room



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