Kenilworth MLK, Jr. Celebration – Memoir as Manifesto

Hazel Mack, JD

Experience an evening with Hazel Mack, Founding member of the Winston-Salem Chapter of the Black Panther Party.

The 7th Annual Kenilworth celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Kenilworth Presbyterian Church 123 Kenilworth Rd. in Asheville. A Potluck diner will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Kenilworth Center, 4 Chiles Ave., (directly behind church), and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary.

Martin Luther King Jr. marching with Stokely Carmichael.

The evening’s topic is “Memoir as Manifesto: A Push for Social Justice through Community Service.” Hazel Mack, JD will reflect on her experiences as a member of the Black Panther Party (BPP), her career as a civil rights attorney for Legal Aid North Carolina, and the modern Black Power movement. The Winston-Salem BPP implemented life-saving social programs for the poor and was the first and most prominent BPP chapter in the south.

The evening will be hosted by Marvin Chambers a founding member of A.S.C.O.R.E. (Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality), and an icon of the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina.

DJ Profe$$ah G. will be spinning great tunes, there will be craft projects for children and lots more! Join us as we explore different ideologies and learn about this fascinating chapter in the fight for civil rights in North Carolina!

For more information contact Katie Adams (828) 273-3747 or email


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