Beloved Community Center co-founders to speak in Charlottesville

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The co-executive directors of a community center founded to foster and model the spirit of community based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's vision of a “beloved community” will be speaking in Charlottesville.

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center will host Rev. Nelson Johnson and Joyce Johnson on April 30.

They run the Beloved Community Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.

According to a release, they will share their story of their continuing journey toward equity and justice through community building and reconciliation.

The community center was one of the stops the Charlottesville Civil Rights Pilgrimage made last summer.

It was included on the tour due to a confrontation between demonstrators and members of the American Nazi Party and the Ku Klux Klan in Greensboro in 1979.

The discussion and reception in Charlottesville will begin at 6 p.m.

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