King's Journey: 2018 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. supplement

King's Journey: 2018 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. supplement

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2018

Reciting the many great words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become a treasured part of the day that commemorates his service to the cause of advancing civil rights. Day a federal holiday but it wasn't until 2000 that all 50 states recognized it as a paid holiday for all state employees.

"The president said to me that he's not the guy being described in the media", Isaac Newton Farris Jr. told CNN outside the White House after Trump signed a proclamation honoring the King holiday on Monday. By devoting this day to service and care of others, we move closer to Dr. King's vision of living and working together as one community.

The celebration, beginning at 7 p.m., will include music, singing, guest speakers and refreshments.

Abigayle Lawson, victor of the 2018 MLK Oratorical Contest, will recite the "I Have a Dream" speech.

There will be several events throughout the day on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, all of which will be free and open to the public. Cake and ice cream will be served after the program.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?"

The parade was initially cancelled after Mayor Catherine Pugh initiated her inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The march will return via the same route.

Youth Action Project also will recognize the life of local civil rights activist Frances Grice, who died December 31 at the age of 84.

"Donald Trump has proved over and over again his words and actions are a step backwards from the ideals of America, a step backwards from the real ideals and word of Martin Luther King", the host continued. Day is a day on, not a day off. King loved people of all races and religions and literally sacrificed his life working to help our country overcome its dominating, self-defeating white racism.

Other reports by iNewsToday