Friday, January 13, 2006

Martin Luther King Tribute on Sunday

The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929, and was the most famous leader of the American civil rights movement. For his promotion of non-violence and racial equality, King is considered a peacemaker and martyr by many people around the world. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. This Sunday marks the 77th anniversary of Reverend King's birth. He would have been 77 years old.

In memory of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and to celebrate his legacy of equality, the Maysville/Mason County NAACP encourages everyone in the community to participate in its third-annual Martin Luther King Jr. March. King was known for his peaceful means of portraying his message. One such device he used was marches which allowed people to stand up and be noticed, without resorting to violence.

The Maysville Martin Luther King Jr. March will begin at Bethel Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, and will continue to Scott United Methodist Church. A trolley will be provided for those who would like to participate but cannot march.

At the end of the walk, everyone is invited inside Scott United Methodist Church for refreshments and a special program with speaker Dr. George Russell, former pastor of the church, and the founder of the local Martin Luther King Scholarship Fund. Prior to Russell's speech, there will likely be poetry readings and music, as well as refreshments.

posted at 10:46 AM by Jeremy Parnell


Jeremy said...

Thank you very much for your inspirational post.

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anonymous said...

He came from modest circumstance but He could see much far advanced and God gave him a special chance to build a world-enhanced.1st verse of "Children Of The Dream".

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