Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission To Host Annual Commemorative Celebration


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (January 15, 2015) – Dr. Carolyn Stuart, executive director of the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA) and chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission today announced plans for the annual commemorative celebration in honor of  Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 19. 

“Every year, we set aside the third Monday of January to celebrate the life and work of Dr. King,” Dr. Stuart said. “I encourage all West Virginians to take time to reflect on this special day today and throughout the year. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. King and the countless other individuals whose significant sacrifices and commitment to equality provided each of us with the freedoms we continue to enjoy today.” 

This year’s celebration will take place at Asbury United Methodist Church, 501 Elizabeth Street in Charleston on Monday, January 19. The ecumenical service and Living the Dream awards presentation is from 9:30 a.m. to11:30 a.m., followed by a march at noon to the Liberty Bell at State Capitol Complex and concluding with a bell ringing ceremony at 12:30 p.m. 

For more information, call Myisha Robinson at 304-558-3179 or visit  

 Established by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in March 2012, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs is committed to advancing equality for all minorities across West Virginia and developing innovative ways to address issues affecting minorities through integrity, leadership and collaboration.


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Myisha Robinson 304.558.3179