Darlington County celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
By Samantha Lyles, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartsville’s Butler Community Center played host Jan. 18 to a commemorative event celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The event featured a screening of the documentary film “Freedom Ain’t Free,” which examines the lives of several unsung heroes of the civil rights movement. Following the screening, the film’s director Eugene Washington took part in a panel discussion, which also included physician Dr. Burnett Gallman, Head Start leader and child advocate Darnell McPherson, Francis Marion University professor Dr. Louis Venters, and USC student Jabari Clyburn.
The discussion, moderated by former SC State Senator Maggie Glover, touched on a number of issues facing the African American community, including education, economic mobility, family building, and the enduring presence of racism in modern society.
People to People of Hartsville, an organization seeking to develop positive dialogue and connections among all the citizens of Hartsville, sponsored the event. To learn more about People to People, call Clayton Richardson at (843) 332-3420.
Photo album below. Mobile and tablet users, please click photo gallery: MLK Day in Darlington County 2015