BSCTC to host solidarity march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2014

PIKEVILLE – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), in conjunction with the Church of God Militant, Pillar and Ground of Truth church of Pikeville, will conduct a Solidarity March on Monday, January 20, to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The march will begin at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Pikeville and will conclude at the Pikeville City Park, where Pastor Justin Preston, of the Blackman Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Clinchco, Va., will recite Dr. King’s “I have a dream” speech. Gene Layne, pastor of the Church of God Militant, Pillar and Ground of Truth, will be the keynote speaker and talk about Dr. King’s legacy and what it means today.

All 16 colleges making up the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and the System Office will sponsor or participate in various MLK celebrations this month. Coinciding with these events KCTCS will promote its annual Super Sunday initiative to be held statewide Sunday, February 23.

KCTCS and each of its 16 colleges will partner with African-American and Latino churches for Super Sunday events throughout the state to promote college planning and attendance.

Following the worship service, college representatives will host college fairs to provide information on admissions, degree programs, financial aid, transfer opportunities and more.

For more information, contact Tina Terry, director of cultural diversity at BSCTC, at (606) 886-7374 or email tterry0025@kctcs.edu.