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Rogersville holds 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Unity Service

January 20th, 2014 9:31 pm by Jeff Bobo

Rogersville holds 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Unity Service

The Rev. Irvin Greene

ROGERSVILLE — Rev. Irvin Greene posed the same question repeatedly Monday afternoon as he addressed a congregation during Rogersville’s 11th annual Martin Luther King Day Unity Service.

He asked, “Are we there yet?”

That was also the theme of Greene’s message Monday at the Russell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church as he referenced the dreams of equality for all that Martin Luther King shared with the world.

“Are we there yet?” Greene asked the congregation. “Hell no, we’re not there yet.”

Greene was the keynote speaker at Rogersville’s annual MLK Day observance, which begins each year in front of the Hawkins County Courthouse on Main Street where a group gathers for the “Unity March.” 

Singing, “We Shall Overcome,” the group marched west along Main Street to Hasson Street, and then about two blocks to the church for the Unity Service.

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