Friday, January 12, 2007

 

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

This year's Martin Luther King holiday is made even more poignant by the fact that this will be the first MLK day celebrated without Coretta Scott King who died in 2006. She, too, was a crusader for justice, nonviolence, and equality who continued the struggle to create a more loving world until her death. Coretta Scott King also strongly opposed the death penalty saying:



As one whose husband and mother-in-law have both died the victims of murder assassination, I stand firmly and unequivocally opposed to the death penalty for those convicted of capital offenses. An evil deed is not redeemed by an evil deed of retaliation. Justice is never advanced in the taking of a human life. Morality is never upheld by legalized murder.


TCASK will again participate in the Nashville MLK Day celebration and march on Monday, January 15th. A program will be held at Jefferson Street Missionary Baptist Church beginning at 8:30 a.m. If you are in the Nashville area, we encourage you to be present for this powerful gathering. If you are unable to attend the program but would like to march with us, gather at the church at 10:00 a.m., and we will join the march as a group.

I hope many of you will join us as we celebrate the prophetic voices of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
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