STATEWIDE — For the 40th year in a row, the Maine NAACP celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
This year’s celebration was virtual, with the celebrations being broken up into various racial justice workshops and events.
There were teachings and panel discussions and even live music performances that a record number of people tuned in for.
“Sixteen hundred people came together today. I believe one of the largest events if not the largest event even virtually held in Dr. King’s honor and we should all be very proud of ourselves,” said Rachel Talbot Ross, a state representative.
The virtual event culminated with a call to action for 100 people to sign on to help reactivate the Portland branch of the NAACP.