Pitt Community College holds Dr. MLK Jr. tribute breakfast

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Pitt Community College got its Martin Luther King Day celebrations started early this year with its sixth annual tribute breakfast.

Greenville’s mayor and police chief, as well as other local officials, were all in attendance.

Thursday’s speakers spoke about the influence Dr. King has had on many generations.

Keynote speaker Ella Harris channeled the moment she met Dr. King in the early 60s, while giving her speech to encourage higher education.

“It was just such a wonderful occasion and to have him come and stand in front of us and just give us words of encouragement and to inspire us to stay in school and get our degrees and go out into the community,” Harris said.

The multicultural activities committee also presented its scholarship award.

Organizers said Thursday’s breakfast was not only to celebrate Dr. King’s birthday, but to celebrate all that he advocated for and the strides in equality he made globally.

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