NAACP event held annually on MLK day

LANSING — State Rep. Jewell Jones (D-Inkster) was the featured speaker at the NAACP’s 30th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon this past week in Kentucky. The event is held each year as a way of honoring the legacy and work of the civil rights activist.

“As the economic and social landscape of our country continues to shift, we must continue to fight to have a seat at the table to influence positive change, and continue the work that Dr. King started so many years ago,” said Jones. “If it were not for leaders like Dr. King, I would not be in the position I am in today, and I was honored to be able to honor him by speaking at this important event.”

The luncheon was one of several events held in Paducah, Kentucky this past weekend in celebration of MLK Day.