OXFORD — The Granville County Human Relations Commission will once again host a virtual event to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.

The format will follow the 2021 virtual event model, which was moved to Spectrum Channel 17 and to the Granville County Facebook and YouTube channels due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Human Relations Commission chose to hold a virtual event again in 2022 due to the uncertainty of planning a large in-person event.

This year’s event will be made available on Monday, Jan. 17, beginning at 7 a.m. on Spectrum Channel 17, Granville County’s local-government access channel. The broadcast will re-run each hour for several weeks on Channel 17. The video will also premiere on the Granville County Facebook Page and the Granville County YouTube page at 7 a.m. and will be available for on-demand viewing thereafter.

Be sure to follow and subscribe to Granville County’s Facebook and YouTube pages to have the video automatically appear in your feed once it is available. The video will also be posted on the Granville County website, www.granvillecounty.org.

The program will include the middle-school and high-school winners of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest, some special musical performances, and appearances from numerous Human Relations Commission members filmed in locations across Granville County. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. James Isaac of New Hope Granville Missionary Baptist Church.

Be sure to join us in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and our talented Granville County students and citizens on Jan. 17.

Granville County’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/GranvilleCounty Gov. Its YouTube channel is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbVYs817nNZw3JQFiy SEeXg/featured.

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