A pair of events sponsored by the Bleckley NAACP Chapter highlighted the Martin Luther King Day celebration in Cochran. The annual parade went through downtown Cochran featuring a number of churches and other local groups.
House of Grace hosted a celebration event entitled "Committment to Excellence in Community Service." It featured music by the NAACP Youth Choir and remarks by Julius Johnson. Johnson is the founder of the Newberry Foundation, an African American education and history organization.