Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration On January 20th At The Wicomico Youth And Civic Center


PROMISE TO YOU THE CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL THEY ARE PROBABLY FOUR OF THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN U.S. HISTORY. I HAVE A DREAM BOARDS OF COURSE SPOKEN BY MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR MAN WE STILL CELEBRATE TODAY FOR THE ADVANCEMENTS HE MADE IN CIVIL RIGHTS AND ONE OF THOSE CELEBRATIONS TAKES PLACE LATER THIS MONTH ON DELMARVA IT’S PUT ON BY THE TRI COUNTY MLK COALITION AND CONSIDER THIS YOUR INVITATION JOINING US NOW FROM THE COALITION IS JIMMY REED WHO IS WITH THE MLK JR. CELEBRATION COMMITTEE. JIMMY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING MIAMI. SO YOU’VE BEEN WITH THIS KIND OF WORK FOR 35 YEARS 35 YEARS. PERSON I THINK I CAME IN. I’M 32 ALL THE MEMBERS ARE WERE MEMBERS OF THE NWA AC EPA AT ONE TIME AND WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO COMMEMORATE MARTIN LUTHER KING BIRTHDAY HAD BECAME A HOLIDAY UNTIL A YEAR LATER. WE STARTED IN 1984 PUTTING IT ON THE FIRST CELEBRATION WHICH WAS AN EIGHTY FIVE? SO REALLY IF YOU COUNT BY REALLY THIRTY SIX YEARS WE’VE BEEN DOING THIS YOU STILL LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF SOMEDAYS SO TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE COALITION. WHAT DO YOU DO ALL RIGHT. FIRST WE IS FOR COUNTIES DORCHESTER Y COMICAL WORCESTER AND SUMMER SO THEY ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE AND WE TRY TO GET COMMITTED MEMBERS OUT OF THE COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AND COME UP WITH A PLAN. WE WANT TO CELEBRATE TODAY AS YOU KNOW THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING’S BIRTHDAY IS A CELEBRATION OF BEING A SERVICE TO SOMEBODY WE DON’T WANT YOU TO JUST TAKE THE DAY OFF AND DO NOTHING YOU KNOW ONCE YOU DO SOMETHING TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY. SO PEOPLE SO WE. THIS IS ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE CAN DO IT WE ALSO TRY COUNTY ATTENDS A BREAKFAST IN CAMBRIDGE FOR THEIR MARTIN LUTHER KING BREAKFAST. COMMITTEE MEETING AND WE ALSO DO MORNING FOR THE YOUTH HELPED BY SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION THEY DO A YOUTH PROGRAM IN THE MORNING AND THEN WE DO THE AFTERNOON PROGRAM AS 630 THE CIVIC CENTER. WHAT DOES MARTIN KING JUNIOR’S WORK AND KEEPING HIS LEGACY ALIVE MEAN TO YOU. WELL ONE OF THE THINGS I KIND OF LIKE THAT I HAVE A DREAM WHERE HE SAYS AT ONE TIME ALL BLACK WHITE CHILDREN WILL BE ABLE TO HOLD HANDS AND TO WALK TOGETHER. AND I THINK THAT’S THE DIRECTION THAT SOMETIMES I THINK WE’RE HEADED TOWARDS THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE IT’S GOING FORWARD BUT WE WANT TO KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE. WE WANT TO IT IS A SYMBOL ON OUR MARTIN LUTHER KING OF LETTERS THAT HAS A BRIDGE THAT BRIDGING THE GAP OF THE COMMUNITY SO WE WANT TO BE HALFWAY OF THAT BRIDGE WE WANT EVERYBODY ON THAT BRIDGE SO WHERE WE CAN COME OF ONE MIND AND ONE THINKING TO BE ABLE TO LIVE TOGETHER IN HARMONY. SO YEAH SO IS THERE SOMETHING THAT MAYBE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT DR. KING. OH A LOT I WAS. I REALLY HISTORY ALL THE TIME. AND JUST TO TO SEE HOW HE WAS 16 WAS AT THE TOP OF HIS CLASS HOW HE STARTED COLLEGE AT AROUND THAT AGE AND THAT HE WAS LIKE ONE THE TOP PEOPLE YOU KNOW AT THE COLLEGE AT THAT TIME AND HOW HE BECAME A PASTOR WHICH IS ONE OF MY DREAMS TO DO. SO I KIND OF LIKE FOLLOW I WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW HIS FOOTSTEPS AND IT. IT’S A SHAME A 2020 THAT WE STILL HAVE TALKING ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS YOU KNOW IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE AND OVER WITH BUT BECAUSE HE HAS WE STILL HAVE TO HAVE TO WORK TOWARDS IT JUST TO TEACH THE YOUTH BECAUSE YOU DON’T REALIZE THE STRUGGLE THAT HAPPENED. THE YOUTH OF TODAY DON’T REALIZE THAT AT ONE TIME WE COULD NOT EAT AND REST OF RICE AT ONE TIME. WE HAD SEPARATE WATERFOWL AT ONE TIME. WE HAD SEGREGATED SCHOOLS. YOU KNOW THEY DON’T REALIZE THEY DON’T REALIZE TO STRUGGLE SO WE WANT TO KEEP THEM ALIVE SO THEY CAN REALIZE WHAT THE PAY IS AND WHAT HE DID TO BRING US FORWARD. AND ANOTHER GREAT REMINDER OF THAT WOULD BE THE CELEBRATION. WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT AT THE CELEBRATION. WELL WE HAVE A GREAT SPEAKER THIS YEAR AND I ONLY SEEN GREAT BECAUSE SHE’S MY PASTOR BUT SHE’S YOUTH. SHE’S A YOUTH PASTOR. SHE’S YOUNG AND SHE’S FROM OLD TO BALTIMORE WHERE THEY HAVE FACED A LOT OF WELL RACISM AND CRIME SO SHE’S KIND OF OUT THERE IN A COMMUNITY SO SHE’S BRINGING A NEW LOOK FROM THE YOUTH OF IT. AND SHE’S A GREAT SPEAKER AND DYNAMIC AND WE HAVE WE HONOR PEOPLE TO THE COMMUNITY THAT HAVE DONE DONE WORKS IN THE COMMUNITY TO HELP BETTER THE COMMUNITIES FROM EACH COUNTY AGAIN. WORCESTER SOMERSET DORCHESTER SO WE KIND OF CELEBRATE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE AND IT’S BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER YOU KNOW TO SHOW THAT WE ALL ALL IN THIS STRUGGLE TOGETHER. ABSOLUTELY ALL RIGHT. AND THERE’S STILL TIME TO GET TICKETS WHEN IS THE EVENT THE EVENT IS MONDAY JANUARY THE 20TH IT STARTS AT 630 ARRIVE EARLY AND WE ARE STILL SELLING TICKETS WE HAVE OH A LOT OF TICKETS TO BE SOLD. SO WE’RE KIND GLAD THAT WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE CHARLOTTE AND IT’S SOMETHING LIKE KIND OF YOUTH AND CIVIC CENTER THAT’S IN SALISBURY. WE’LL HAVE INFORMATION ON OUR WEB SITE SO THAT YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS FOR THE EVENT. JIMMY THANK YOU

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