New Hanover Co. Schools signs proclamation honoring MLK with school event

New Hanover Co. Schools signs proclamation honoring MLK with school event
(Source: New Hanover County Schools)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The New Hanover County Schools superintendent and Board of Education chairman signed a proclamation honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special event at their Tuesday night board meeting.

King will be honored by New Hanover County Schools on April 4 during a special event open to the public at Williston Middle School.

Students, staff, and faculty are also encouraged to wear black and gold as an expression of unity and of support for King's message for a world free of hatred and injustice.

A historical marker will also be placed in Williston Senior High School, where King was originally scheduled to deliver an address on April 4, 1968, the night he was assassinated at a Memphis hotel.

"New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington are uniquely positioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's death because he was supposed to be in Wilmington on the day of his death," the proclamation reads. "The New Hanover County Schools Board of Education hereby recognizes April 4, 2018, as a day to honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."

Below is a PDF copy of the proclamation:

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