Local clergy holds march to honor MLK Jr.'s Birthday

"On behalf of my wife, Arndrea Waters King, my daughter Yolanda Renee King and myself, I join with people of good will all over the world, who will be celebrating my father's birthday with a dazzling array of programs and events". "The truth is we are all the same and we can make a difference".

"It is so unbelievable", she said.

"It's exciting to see the growth", she said. The Atlantic City High School Choir sang hymns and songs throughout the program.

"For 21 days and a whole entire year they were assaulted, their homes were shot into like drive-by shootings, some of their homes were even bombed just because they chose to change the world", said Williams. Indiana Holiday Celebration. Artamese Grimes, who attended the event said of King, "He tried to end racism".

That provides both inspiration and promise, Harshaw said.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, formerly named Chris Jackson, is a former NBA basketball star who played with the Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies. The recording had been lost until it turned up as part of an effort digitize the museum's collections a few year's back.

"He was much more than just his "I Have a Dream" speech", Youngblood said. "That's what we want to do; we want to kind of set them up for success".

The annual King Day ceremony at the ESP Convention Center will include multiple presentations and music. "I hope it will stimulate us", he said. "It always underscores we have more work to do, and we always will, and together we can". Though they agreed the contest was a great learning opportunity for her, they noted they were also affected by her words.

"It's important to remember his values throughout a lifetime, not just around this time", Johnson said.

Dr. Alveda King was at Ave Maria School of Law on Friday speaking to students.

"It means a lot to know that he paved the way for us", said Muhammad.

"And had she not stood in those shoes there would not be an iconic Martin Luther King Jr.", said King.

"Contrast that with President Trump asking why we can't have more immigrants from places like Norway", Lemon closed.

Community leaders are scheduled to speak about the teachings and philosophies of Martin Luther King, Jr., Saturday at an event hosted by Youth Action Project, a San Bernardino nonprofit for young adults. The Bricks 4 Kidz staff will lead museum guests in LEGO activities that will incorporate Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. The City's official celebration will be held at the historic A.L. Davis Park (2600 Lasalle St.) on Monday, Jan.15, 2018 at 9 a.m.

  • Leroy Wright