A month-long exhibit titled “Together,” will be held to honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King and Black history. The Rev. Tyler C. Millner is the curator/presenter of the event that is hosted by Morning Star Holy Church, 2939 Stoney Mountain Road, Martinsville. It is open on Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. and other times by appointment.
The expanded exhibit includes more than 200 artifacts, newspaper clippings, photographs, magazines, books and unpublished manuscripts. The exhibit is anchored by four features, including CLW/MLK Holiday, Black History/Civil Rights, United Holy Church of America/VA District Convocation (United Holy Church is the oldest Pentecostal church in America), Classic Pictures/Images and materials on the Black college, press and business. A feature on the Black woman, including books also is included. Objectives of the event are to promote the expansion of Black History with the MLK Holiday, History Education and families holding at minimum—I hour session with their children and grandchildren.
Encouraging Blacks, their churches and others to persevere the records, papers and letters
Use Black History as a time to be self-critical and to teach “economic empowerment.”
Millner is scheduled to give three lectures during the month, on subjects that include: Dr. King in Virginia & the Virginia Martin Luther King Holiday Narrative, at 1 p.m. on February 25; and Black Church & “Prophetic Black Pastor” at 1 p.m. on February 11.
Check the Morning Star Holy Church page on Facebook for the date and time of the third lecture titled, “Black History Transitioned into Black History Education.”