Reverend Diane Jefferson To Speak On The Life And Work Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND – The Washington County Historical Society, in partnership with the African American Historical Association, will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a special look at the iconic Civil Rights Movement leader. Reverend Diane Jefferson will speak on the life and work of King on Saturday, January 20 from 1-3 p.m. at The Miller House.

Reverend Jefferson is the director of Multicultural Student Affairs at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pa. She is also pastor at the Bethel Cito African American Methodist Episcopal Church in McConnellsburg, Pa.

“We’re so happy to have the extraordinary Reverend Diane Jefferson with us to kick off our 2018 series of African American history programs at the Miller House,” said Ron Lytle, chairman of the African American Historical Association. “We hope that since this is on the Saturday following Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, those who may have other plans on January 15 will also be able to attend our program.”

African American Heritage speaker programs are held on the third Saturday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at the Miller House Museum, home of the Washington County Historical Society. There is a suggested donation of $10. Children are free of charge. Advance registration is recommended and can be done by calling the Washington County Historical Society at 301-797-8782. Reservations for the program may also be made online through Eventbrite.

The primary function of the African American Historical Association is to research African American history and culture and utilize that research to further educate and inform communities in western Maryland and Pennsylvania. For more information about African American Heritage in Washington County, visit

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