19th annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held in King and Queen County

By Frances Hubbard, fhubbard@tidewaterreview.com

4:12 PM EST, January 20, 2014


KING & QUEEN – Rev. Dr. Reginald F. Davis said Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., should inspire acheivement greatness in our lives, being the best at what we do, no matter how big or small a task.

Davis spoke Monday at the 19th Annual Tribute to Dr. King held at Central High School Jan. 20.

The event was sponsored by the King and Queen African American History and Research Organization and King and Queen Community Churches.

The theme of the event was "We've come a long way with some distance to go: A challenge to all."

Davis explored the life of Dr. King and his legacy today while speaking to the crowd in the high school auditorium. 

He said Dr. King would want everyone, black or white, to use their minds to better the future.

"No man can take your mind," he said.  "We've got to learn to read, read, read.  A people that cannot reach is a people that cannot rise."

"Don't ever let anybody tell you you are nobody," he added.  "A mind is a mind.  I doesn't matter what package it comes in."

In addition to Davis, King and Queen Central High School principal Antoine Monroe spoke, as well as Superintendent Dr. Stanley Jones, Board of Supervisors member Sherrin Alsop, and Rev. Robert Brown of New Mount Zion Baptist and St. Paul Baptist churches.

Hubbard can be reached by phone at 804-885-0042