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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shakes his fist throughout a speech in Selma, Ala., Feb. 12, 1965. King was engaged in a battle with Sheriff Jim Clark over voting rights and voter registration in Selma. (AP Picture/Horace Cort)
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s mayor, Georgia’s governor and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock are scheduled to attend the annual Martin Luther King Jr. service at King’s previous congregation, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
The service at Ebenezer and different occasions surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorate what would have been King’s 93rd birthday.
In a information launch, the King Heart in Atlanta stated the ten a.m. Monday service can be broadcast dwell on Atlanta’s Fox TV affiliate and on Fb, YouTube and thekingcenter.org.
The Rev. Natosha Reid Rice and Pastor Sam Collier will preside over the service. This yr’s keynote speaker is the Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church.
Musical performances are additionally deliberate, together with Keke Wyatt, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Pastor Mike Jr., Le’Andria Johnson, and Emanne Beasha.
“This yr’s theme, ‘It Begins with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Neighborhood,’ displays our perception that it’s vital, and obligatory for the survival of each humanity and Earth, that we shift our priorities for a strategic quest to create a simply, humane, equitable and peaceable world,” King Heart CEO Bernice King stated in a press release.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Vacation March and Rally can also be deliberate for Monday afternoon in downtown Atlanta. The march is scheduled to finish on Auburn Avenue in entrance of The King Heart, the place a rally is deliberate. The King Heart can also be working with the Georgia Coalition for the Folks’s Agenda and Youth Service America on a voter registration drive Monday in Atlanta.
“On this King Vacation, I name us as much as shift our priorities to mirror a dedication to true peace and an consciousness of our interconnectedness, interdependence, and interrelatedness. This can lead us to a larger understanding of our tasks to and for one another, which is essential for studying to dwell collectively, attaining ‘true peace,’ and creating the Beloved Neighborhood,” Bernice King stated in asserting the occasions.
Martin Luther King Jr. — pastor, civil rights chief, one of the beloved figures on the planet — devoted his life to attaining racial equality, a objective he stated was inseparable from assuaging poverty and stopping battle.
King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech whereas main the 1963 March on Washington, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis whereas helping a strike by underpaid sanitation staff. He was 39.
King’s instance, and his insistence on nonviolent protest, continues to affect many activists pushing for civil rights and social change.
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