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26th Annual MLK March in Brittons Neck talks making a difference

January 22, 2019
Bessie Woodberry sings during the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration presented by the Deacon Clyde Graves Foundation at Bethel AME Church on January 21, 2018.

BRITTONS NECK, S.C. – The Brittons Neck Community held its 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Monday. Despite the weather being too cold to march, participants traveled in cars gathering at Red Hill Missionary Baptist Church towards Bethel AME Church for the program.

The event organized by the Deacon Clyde Graves Foundation featured songs, prayer, community enlightenment and more.

The keynote speaker for the event was Brittons Neck native Rev. James P. Gause, Pastor at Greater Saint James AME Church in Conway.

“All of us have a purpose in life to make a difference,” Gause said in his remarks. “We got to thank Deacon Clyde Graves. He has gone on but his work still speaks for him.”

Gause discussed having an impact.

“If anybody has impacted this world, Martin Luther King Jr. has done that,” he said. “And we are going to talk about it from here until eternity.”

Others speaking in the program included Deacon Clyde Graves Foundation President Roy Moore, Marion County Council Tom Shaw and Marion County Board of Education member Levant Davis.

The foundation’s next event will be a gala upcoming in February.

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