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Rev. Freddy Haynes of Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Betsy Singleton Snyder of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Darius Nelson of Saint Mark Baptist Church and Kyle Linson of First United Methodist Church and other faith leaders from around Little Rock
Announcing keynote speaker for Interfaith Service to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School
City Hall Rotunda
500 W. Markham St.
Thursday, Aug. 24
LITTLE ROCK – From Sept. 22 through Sept. 25, a series of events will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School by the Little Rock Nine. An interfaith service on Sunday, Sept. 24 will feature a nationally known pastor.
In addition to the keynote address, guests will also hear reflections from members of the Little Rock Nine and music from two outstanding choirs – the Gloryland Pastor’s Choir and a multicultural choir led by the ministers of music of Saint Mark Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church, Darius Nelson and Kyle Linson. Nelson and Linson have been working with members from their church choirs and from the community at large. Anyone who would like to join the choir should visit CentralHigh60th.org for a list of rehearsal dates.
Rev. Clarence Thornton host of the J.C. Loves Morning Show on JoyNet Radio and KTHV anchor Dawn Scott will be master and mistress of ceremonies. The service will be held at the Robinson Center Performance Hall from 5 to 7 p.m.
From Sept. 22 through Sept. 25, a series of events will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School by the Little Rock Nine. Using the theme Reflections of Progress, the events include the dedication of a sculpture on the grounds of Little Rock Central High School, an education symposium, a concert as a fundraiser for the Little Rock Nine Foundation, a panel featuring the children of the Little Rock Nine, an interfaith service, and the commemoration ceremony at Little Rock Central High School.
The events have been planned by a steering committee consisting of representatives from the City of Little Rock, the Little Rock School District, National Park Service, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau and other community partners.