MLK Jr Day Parade held under sunny skies in Statesboro

Written by  Monday, 20 January 2014 09:36

The nation pauses to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects.

Statesboro's parade  began jsut a couple of minutes after  2:00pm today under sunny skies.

 

 

This year's Grand Marshal is Dr. Francys Johnson, a Statesboro civil rights attorney and pastor — and the first president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP from Bulloch County. The MLK Jr Day Parade starts on East Olliff Street, turn left onto North Main Street, right onto West Main Street, right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and end at Luetta Moore Park.

In a recent interview with WABE, Johnson outlined his goals for the Georgai NAACP.

“These are the game changers for the 21st century. These are the areas that will finish the work the NAACP started over a century ago in terms of making sure the promises of America are realized for every single Georgian.”

Johnson also said he hopes to form more partnerships.

“The NAACP has no permanent friends and no permanent enemies, we have only have permanent issues, so in that regard I’m looking for partners in state government, republicans, democrats and independents, all who want to move Georgia forward.”

State Convention comes to statesboro this weekend

  Leaders of NAACP units around Georgia will meet January 24 and 25 at the Averitt Center for the Arts to discuss their legislative agenda and advocacy strategy for the new year.  Between 300 and 500 people are expected to attend the conference hosted by the Bulloch County Branch of the NAACP, its Bulloch County Youth Council and the Georgia Southern University Chapter.

 

  The participants will focus on education, one aspect of the NAACP’s five-point “Game Changers for the 21st Century” agenda.  They will also discuss various health issues such as the Affordable Care Act, the expansion of Medicaid as well as get-out-the- vote efforts.

 

  Statesboro is the hometown of 34 year old Francys Johnson who was recently elected as state president at the 71st Annual Georgia NAACP Convention and Civil Rights Conference in Columbus.  The Baptist minister and civil rights lawyer said he is excited the conference will be held in Statesboro. 

 

  Demetrius Fisher, acting Georgia NAACP executive director and special assistant to the state conference president,  said a major reason Statesboro was chosen because of the October 5 election of Johnson as state president. 


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