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MLK Jr. Unity Celebration goes virtual again

Because of the surge in Covid cases, the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration will be held virtually, the MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast Committee announced.

The coronavirus has prompted the committee to call off the traditional breakfast held at Blue Ridge Community College and move to a virtual format last year and this year. This year’s virtual celebration video will feature a keynote address from New York Times bestselling author Dolen Perkins-Valdez. The event will also include prayer, music and dancing. The video is not live, and viewers are invited to watch from the comfort of their homes beginning any time after 9:00 AM on Monday, January 17th. The video can be accessed at and

The 2022 video celebration is sponsored by Blue Ridge Community College, Community Foundation of Henderson County, Conserving Carolina and Dogwood Health Trust.