Rev. William J. Barber speaks at Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at First Baptist Church in Hickory. For full report, see the Hickory Record article. He also spoke at a celebration in Statesville. See the Statesville Record article.
Across North Carolina and the nation, Martin Luther King service projects and events, as well as gatherings to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama were held. Report on your events and your reactions to the inauguration in the comments section below.
Of related interest:
- Webcast and text of national prayer service for the new president at the National Cathedral, including an excellent sermon by Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins, the first woman to deliver the sermon at this traditional inaugural event, and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
- Goldsboro News-Argus report on Inauguration Watch Party in Goldsboro, including comments from Rev. William Barber.