Nation Honors MLK Jr. on Day of Obama Inauguration
ATLANTA (AP) — The nation was honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.on Monday — the same day it celebrated the inauguration of the first black president to his second term.
US honours Martin Luther King Jr. as First Black President is Inaugurated for 2nd Term
ATLANTA - Commemorative events for civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of the swearing-in Monday of the first black U.S. president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s.
"This is the dream that Dr. King talked about in his speech. We see history in the making," said Joyce Oliver, who observed King Day by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, built on the site of the old Lorraine Motel, where King was assassinated in 1968.
Annual MLK Service to Feature Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
For the first time since its inception, the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service will feature a Hispanic speaker, the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Elder Bernice King called Rodriguez "an electrifying orator. . .He is one of the most dynamic and inspiring proponents of the social gospel in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr."
Rodriguez will speak at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, preceeding the inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington.
Nation Honors King on Obama Inauguration Day
(ATLANTA) — Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of the swearing-in Monday of the nation’s first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s.
“This is the dream that Dr. King talked about in his speech. We see history in the making,” said Joyce Oliver, who observed King Day by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., built on the site of the old Lorraine Motel, where King was assassinated in 1968.
US Pays Tribute to King as Obama Begins New Term
The youngest daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. hailed the inauguration of the nation's first black president to a new term as one of the achievements made possible by the civil rights struggle her father helped lead decades ago.
Bernice King spoke at an Atlanta service Monday on the federal King holiday, urging Americans to draw inspiration from her slain father's nonviolent campaign after a difficult year of military conflicts abroad and natural disasters at home.
At Ebenezer, A Powerful Plea For 'Agenda of The Lamb'
Pastor Rodriguez is the first Hispanic to give keynote address at Martin Luther King's old church on his birthday.
ATLANTA -- In a passionate sermon Monday at Martin Luther King Jr.'s old church, one of the nation's most influential Hispanic evangelical leaders exhorted Americans to pursue the civil rights martyr's goals of a just society -- not through political means, but through the church.
Samuel Rodriguez First Hispanic to Offer Keynote at MLK Memorial
The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez will be the first Latino leader to serve as the keynote speaker for for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service.
U.S. Gives Tribute to Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(Reuters) - America's concern over gun violence became the focus of speeches in Atlanta on Monday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who led a non-violent struggle for civil rights before he was gunned down at age 39.
Reverend Samuel Rodriguez Delivers Keynote Address at MLK Service
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First Latino Leader to Give Keynote Address at Dr. Martin Luther King’s Commemorative Service
Not everyone gets invited to participate in a Presidential inauguration, and then turns it down, but Reverend Samuel Rodriguez did.