Martin Luther King Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Flyer


Schedule of Events

10:00am – MLK Day March
G.R. Little Library onto Parkview Drive to Southern Avenue to Water Street then to Main Street and ends at the Pasquotank County Courthouse.

MLK Celebration
Begins immediately following the march at the Pasquotank County Courthouse.

Featured Speaker: Rev. Curtis Everette Gatewood
Rev. Curtis Everette Gatewood is best known for his enduring state and local NAACP leadership, Christian ministerial activism, community service and high visibility on the battlefield for justice. He is the Founder and Minister of a new social justice ministry known as J.U.S.T.I.C.E. Ministration. “JUSTICE” is the acronym for “Jesus Uniting Souls To Increase Community Engagement.” Gatewood is married to the loving, dedicated, and beautiful Odessa Burnette Gatewood. They are the parents of Desmera Curtise Gatewood and Anthony Hawkins.

Sponsored by:

  • College of The Albemarle
  • Pasquotank County NAACP
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • ECSU Student Government Association
  • ECSU Student Activities Council
  • Elizabeth City Mayor’s Office

Special Thanks:

  • Chancellor's Office, Elizabeth City State University
  • President's Office, College of Albemarle
  • Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce
  • Division of Student Affairs, Elizabeth City State University
  • MLK Planning Committee

For more information:
ECSU Office of Student Engagement, or 252.335.3143


Community Service Opportunities

Below are local volunteer opportunities for the MLK Day/Week of Service.

January 15, 2018
Food Bank of the Albemarle | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Brian Gray, 252.335.4035 | 109 Tidewater Way, Elizabeth City, NC

January 20, 2018

Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store | 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or  12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Contact: Jane Elfring, 703.801.6106 | 306 Mill Street, Elizabeth City, NC

January 20, 2018

SPCA of NENC | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Contact: Ann Pitts, 252.338.5222 | 102 Enterprise Drive, Elizabeth City, NC


January 20, 2018

Albemarle Hopeline Thrift Store |10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Contact: Sophie, 252.336.3107 | 923 Halstead Boulevard, Elizabeth City, NC


National Day of Service

At various times and locations, faculty, staff and students will be encouraged to participate in various community service projects. Get involved! National MLK Day of Service.


Note: ECSU provides leave for community service opportunities. For more information, visit the ECSU Human Resources webpage.