The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Martin Luther King Jr. Events Planned For Saturday, Monday – Brevard NC


January 12, 2017

When they get together, Ed Buckley, who is white, bills himself as "Ivory" and David Carr, who is black, is "Ebony."

This Monday, "Ebony and Ivory" will again host the 27th annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Porter Center at Brevard College in hopes of achieving unity through solidarity.

The celebration actually begins Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Bethel "A" Baptist Church for a prayer brunch, where Brevard College students will serve an estimated 125 people food.

Local businesses, including Brown Bean coffee roasters, Mayberry's and nonprofit Bread of Life are all donating food and time for the event.

The public is invited.

The celebration on Monday begins with the traditional march from Bethel "A" Baptist Church through town to the Porter Center.

"We will have people there discussing Martin Luther King Jr. and his message," said Buckley. "The one thing is, is that this is not a black and white affair. Martin Luther King was about people of all color and that's important to remember."

Members of the Davidson River Taiko Drum band will perform, and there will be an art expo from local painter Billy Smith.

Commencing at 7 p.m., choirs from Brevard Middle School, Bethel "A" and the Rise & Shine Scholars will perform.

Buckley said he expects 500 to 600 people at Monday's event, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Human Relations Council for Brevard and Transylvania County at (828) 606-9486.


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