King holiday celebrated at Governor’s Mansion

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission hosted an Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Jan. 16 at the Governor’s Mansion. The breakfast was held in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

501 LIFE Magazine Editor Stefanie Brazile was “Loving LIFE” when she met Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and First Gentleman Bryan Sanders at the MLK Prayer Breakfast.

DuShun Scarbrough is the Executive Director of the Arkansas MLK Commission, which marks 30 years of service this year. The Commission has been lauded as the most active in the country by Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The elegant event was attended by dignitaries and people who support the efforts of the Commission.

First Gentleman Bryan Sanders (from left), Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Miss Arkansas Ebony Mitchell and DuShun Scarbrough, Executive Director of the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.

Several prayers were offered, awards were presented and children from the Baseline Bilingual school offered songs and recited quotes from Rev. King.

501 LIFE Magazine Publisher Jeremy Higginbotham and Editor Stefanie Brazile were thanked for featuring Scarbrough as one of three persons on the cover of the magazine’s January issue with the theme “Lives of Legacy.”

Judy Trice, who was a second person on the cover, was in attendance and was also thanked.

To read the January issue, click here: 501 Life Magazine | Issues.

A video greeting was played from Dr. Bernice King, Gov. Sanders spoke and Ebony Mitchell, Miss Arkansas 2022, was the keynote speaker. The Mistress of Ceremonies was Tiffany Pettus who is a staff member of the Commision.

A closing prayer for peace was offered by Rev. Patrick Gulley who is one of twelve commissioners of the Arkansas MLK Commission.

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