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Martin Luther King Day event Sunday will also honor Nannie Potts


The late Nannie Potts was first elected to the Town Board in 1983, giving a voice to the Black community

Jan. 12. Unity in Community North Mecklenburg, Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church and Davidson Presbyterian Church will hold a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration Jan. 14 honoring Nannie Houston Potts as the first and only Black mayor of Cornelius.

The event, which starts at 1 pm with a community dinner, features food, music, and speakers. The event is free but donations toward Torrence Chapel AMEZ Church’s education committee college scholarships are welcomed.

Torrence Chapel AMEZ Church is located at 21517 Torrence Chapel Road.

Date: Sunday, Jan. 14

More info: info@uic-nmeck.org or torrencechapel@bellsouth.net.