State Rep. Kenneth B. Ferguson of Pine Bluff will serve as an honorary co-chairman for Justice Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.
The National Alliance of Faith and Justice at Washington, D.C., and the Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc. made the announcement.
“Justice Sunday recognizes the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a clergy and drum major for justice and commemorates the spirit and selfless acts of thousands of diverse faith and community volunteers, past and present,” according to a news release.
Ferguson joins a long list of former distinguished bipartisan honorees.
“PBICVR is extremely proud of Rep. Ferguson and the service he provides the city of Pine Bluff and the state of Arkansas,” said Rev. Jesse C. Turner, executive director, Arkansas’ Lead NAFJ Pen or Pencil Affiliate.
“His character and service truly embody the principles and teachings of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has issued a proclamation proclaiming Jan. 14 as “Justice Sunday in Arkansas.”
For the first time on Monday, Jan. 15, Arkansas will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday separately from the day honoring Robert E. Lee. Details: www.nafj.org - www.penorpencilmovement.org.