East Georgia State College is hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration January 23. The event will be held at the Luck Flanders Gambrell Auditorium on the EGSC Swainsboro campus. The event is free, and anyone is invited to attend. Doors will open at 6 p.m. James “Major” Woodall, the President of GA NAACP, will be the keynote speaker at the event.
Woodall is a native of Riverdale, Georgia, and an alumnus of Georgia Southern University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Religious Studies. He also is an 8-year veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve, having served as an Intelligence Analyst.
Woodall ran for State Representative in 2016 and also served on the State Committee of the Democratic Party of Georgia and State Vice President of the Georgia Clients Council. He also served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Francys Johnson for Congress (GA12) and has served as the legislative aide to State Representative Miriam Paris (HD142-Macon) for the past two legislative sessions in the Georgia General Assembly.
Woodall is a Silver-Life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He has served as its State President of the Georgia Youth & College Division, Vice President of its Bulloch County branch and State Chairman of the Young Adults Committee. He graduated in December 2018 as an inaugural member of the Next Gen Program, a national NAACP leadership cohort. He currently serves as the State President of the Georgia NAACP.
As a minister of the gospel, he is currently enrolled at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) pursuing a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) through the Morehouse School of Religion. He is an Associate Minister at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, where Rev. Sammie J. Dow is the Pastor.
Please join EGSC January 23 to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to welcome James “Major” Woodall to the EGSC campus!