Anderson to speak on MLK Day

Johnny Anderson


This year, Crowley’s Martin Luther King Day celebration will feature Johnny Anderson, the chief of staff of the largest African-American Baptist organization in the United States, as keynote speaker.

The event, sponsored annually by Crowley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will begin at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Martin Luther King Center in Crowley. 

In addition to being chief of staff of the National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., Anderson is the Executive Church Administrator for Greater King David Baptist Church of Baton Rouge.

Presently residing in Baton Rouge, Anderson is a native of Eunice. After graduating from Southern University, he obtained his teaching certificate from Louisiana State University and went on to teach junior high school in Eunice.

Anderson, a former Eunice city councilman, has also served as chief of staff with the United States House of Representatives, Fourth Congressional District of Louisiana, and as a member of the Southern University Board of Supervisors.

The public is invited to mark the day with Delta Sigma Theta and Anderson as they celebrate Dr. King’s life work through the theme “MLK: His Legacy; Our Commitment.” 

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