MLK service to return to St. Paul AME
While the late Martin Luther King Jr. was officially remembered on Monday, Harrison Countians will have an opportunity to remember the slain civil rights activist during an ecumenical service Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Corydon.
It will be the 33rd time the county has had a King service. The first one, organized in 1979 by the late Jewel Brown, was at St. Paul AME Church. Only a few years have been missed, mostly in the early going. There wasn’t one in 2018.
Brown died on June 19, 2016.
Through the years, different churches throughout the county have hosted the MLK service, but there’s been a core group of planners. The numbers in that group have dwindled significantly in recent years.
Guest speaker for Sunday’s service will be the Rev. Stacy DeBose-Dyson, who recently became the pastor at St. Paul AME Church.