About Us

Triangle MLK Committee

The Triangle Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee exists to educate our community by expanding upon the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Among the principles of Dr. King’s legacy are: respect, equality, opportunity, diversity and a commitment to peace, justice, and non-violent solutions to conflict.  All of these principles at the heart of the civil rights movement are equally as relevant to our lives today as we seek to address and solve present-day social issues in our community.

It is the goal of the Triangle MLK Committee to organize, deliver and promote quality events and programming in the Triangle on the King national holiday, and expand the message of hope and healing in Dr. King’s philosophy through ongoing, community-engaging activities throughout the year.

Rev. William Lucas

Meet Our New Board Chair

A native of Rich Square, North Carolina Pastor Lucas is senior pastor, co-founder of First Chronicles Community Church, and a licensed attorney in North Carolina and the District of Columbia. Pastor Lucas is the immediate past chair of the Durham Martin L. King, Jr. Steering Committee, current chair of the Triangle MLK, Jr. Steering Committee, Durham Technical Community College Early Childhood Education Advisory Committee, Executive Director/Founder of First Chronicles Child Development Center, and owner of W&P Lucas Real Estate Investment Company. 

Board of Directors

Rev. William Lucas

Ryan Clayton

Loretta Harper-Arnold

Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr.

Board Members

  • Rev. William Lucas, Chair
  • Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr.
  • Nick Allen
  • Creighton Blackwell
  • Ryan Clayton
  • Jeremy Collins
  • Rabbi Lucy Dinner
  • Kacie Fore
  • Mary Miller
  • Loretta Harper-Arnold
  • Troy McNish
  • Joseph Sansom
  • Maria Spaulding
  • James White