MLK Marade names Wainwright host

LITTLE ROCK, AR Although spectators won’t be able to attend the Little Rock Branch NAACP’s MLK Marade in person this year, a virtual version of the 38th edition will capture the spirit with a one-hour special: “A Change Has Come!” will be broadcast Monday, January 18 at 11:00 a.m. on the Branch’s website, lrnaacp.org/marade.   


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                                  reporter, Alexis Wainwright, will host the special. Alexis arrived in

                                  Little Rock in November  2019 as a general assignment reporter                                      from Central Pennsylvania, where she worked as a Multimedia                                        Journalist/Reporter for WJAC and WATM. She also reported for                                        the ABC, NBC, and Fox affiliates in State College, PA as a                                                producer and fill-in anchor. From chasing breaking news to finding                                    characters for features, Alexis has demonstrated a consistent                                          commitment to telling stories across the different regions she’s covered.


Alexis attended graduate school at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. There, she was a freelance reporter for multiple stations across the country. In 2016, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NC A&T SU).


You can follow Alexis on Twitter @AWainwrightTV.



2021 NAACP Marade


LITTLE ROCK, AR The Little Rock Branch NAACP will produce the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Marade in a video format using social media platforms out of an abundance of caution in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic.    


The presentation will feature highlights from past Marades, musical selections performed by individuals and groups, poetry, and oral reflections from Branch members, government officials, clergy, business owners, community leaders, and youth celebrating King's dream, vision, and the idea of uniting all communities.    

The 2021 Marade will be broadcast on the Little Rock Branch NAACP website, www.lrnaacp.org, Monday, January 18 at 11 a.m.


The deadline for submitting a one-minute video submission reflecting how Dr. King’s legacy of nonviolence and service to humanity is January 8, 2021. Each submission must be accompanied by a minimum donation of $50 remitted on the Branch’s website at lrnaacp.org.     


Assistance to produce submissions is available by appointment at a charge of $25. The first taping day is Sunday, January 3rd (noon - 2 pm), Mosaic Templar's auditorium, 501 W 9th St, Little Rock, AR 72201. To schedule a recording appointment and for more information, call Event Coordinator Rev. Maxine Allen at (501) 539-0280.  


The video will be broadcast Monday, January 18, 11 a.m. at www.lrnaacp.org.    


The mission of the Little Rock Branch NAACP Marade Committee is to strengthen the community by promoting Dr. King's legacy of service, equality, justice, peace, respect, and inclusion for all. For almost four decades, the Little Rock Branch has joined with corporate and community partners to plan and promote a variety of programs and events that celebrate Dr. King's legacy.