Monday, January 19, 2009

Congregation pauses to remember Martin Luther King Jr.

In a story by APP Reporter Sametta Thompson, the Sunday service at Long Branch's Second Baptist Church is reported on. According to the story, guest preacher the Rev. Terrence K. Porter from Pilgrim Baptist Church, in Red Bank, was the main speaker for Second Baptist's annual Martin Luther King program.

Martin Luther King Day is celebrated nationally on the third Monday of January, in honor of the slain civil rights leader who was killed in Memphis Tenn., in 1968.

Porter focused on the significance of President-elect Barack Obama in relation to King's vision of racial equality.

King came to national attention during the famed Montgomery Bus Boycott, in 1955. Subsequently, he delivered the famed "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, in 1963. And, in 1964, King became among the youngest recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in civil rights.

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