press photos by douglas gravesPastor Zellaree Williams of Holy Faith Pentecostal Church, Boys and Girls Club CEO Winston Alozie and PA Representative Steve Samuelson sing during the ceremony at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
Harrison Bailey III, Liberty HS principal, spoke at the Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement March.
State Representative Samuelson, Dr. Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement President Frankie West and Northampton County Councilman Kerry Myers walk at the head of the procession that came to honor the Kings.
press photos by douglas gravesJayla Davis had the honor of leading the procession from Brodhead Ave. to the Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King Memorial Park on Carlton Ave. in South Bethlehem.
Jayla Davis sits beside the Coretta Scott King plaque where the march organizer Frankie West had placed the wreath.
In an after-march ceremony Dr. Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement President Frankie West presented awards recognizing the service of several people. Left to right: Jonafer C. McDonald, Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Dean Young, Tina Singleton, Jonafer H. McDonald, Sr., Gwendolyn Davis-Ayers (accepting the award for her deceased brother, Jeffrey Davis), Boys and Girls Club Chief
A Walk of remembrance
Residents and officials braved below-freezing but sunny weather to march down Broadway in South Bethlehem and up the hill on Carlton Avenue to the small park dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Men, women and children marched up the hill singing, “We Shall Overcome,” the hymn of the Civil Rights Movement.
Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement President Frankie West, who organized the event, the marchers listened to several speakers who competed with the noon bells of the Holy Ghost Church next to the park.
West, who was flanked by Pa. State Representative Steve Samuelson and Northampton County Councilman Kerry Myers, led the procession.
Eleven-year old sixth-grader Jayla Davis had the honor of preceding the procession, solemnly carrying a wreath.
Pastor Zellaree Williams of Holy Faith Pentecostal Church offered a prayer at the start of the ceremony at the park.