Mayor issues proclamation for Justice Sunday


Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth issued a proclamation calling for Sunday to be observed as Justice Sunday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

KingFest, the week-long observance honoring the slain Civil Rights leader. The celebration continues at 7 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Sixth Ave. Hollingsworth will be the keynote speaker for this program.

KingFest is sponsored by Interested Citizens for Voter Registration.

“Today as ICVR continues the KingFest Celebration in Pine Bluff, we have ‘faith in our city’ as we work to create an environment which promotes interracial cooperation and community service,” ICVR Executive Director Rev. Jesse Turner said. “We believe our efforts will truly go a long way to create the beloved community.”