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Reverend David M. Fryson is Keynote Speaker for West Virginia's Annual Commemoration and Celebration Hosted by the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission on Monday, January 16, 2017
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (January 03, 2017) – Dr. Carolyn Stuart, executive director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission, today announced the plans for the annual commemoration and celebration of the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year’s theme is: “ I Believe That Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love Will Have The Final Word In Reality ” (Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.).
The 2017 celebration will take place at Asbury United Methodist Church, 501 Elizabeth Street in Charleston, on Monday, January 16th. The Ecumenical Service is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by the march to the north steps of the State Capitol Complex. There will not be a reception or official bell ringing ceremony due to the inauguration ceremony that is being held on the same day.
Reverend David M. Fryson is the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Ecumenical Service. David Fryson, Esq. is the Vice President for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at West Virginia University. He previously served as the Deputy General Counsel for WVU. He has practiced law for over 20 years in a variety of legal and advocacy settings. Reverend Fryson has served as a Commissioner of the Martin Luther King, Jr., State Holiday Commission since being appointed in 2013.
“We invite you to join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. King and the significant contributions that West Virginians have made and are still making for us to continue to enjoy the freedoms that we have,” Dr. Stuart said.
The Ecumenical Service is free and open to the public.
For additional information contact Carolyn Stuart at 304.558.3179.