Westside Rally to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life

Westside Rally to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life

Event date: January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The 46th anniversary date of the assassination of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is April 4, 2014. We remember the 1968 riots that engulfed our communities across this country and in particular on the West side of

Chicago.  In the aftermath of those tumultuous events, there were promises made to rebuild our communities by re-establishing businesses and the local economies.

Those promises were made to illustrate a commitment to the ‘dream’ and devotion for the people for whom Dr. King fought and died.  Since Dr. King’s death the question that is before us is,  “Where are we now”?

Religious scholars will join political and community leaders for a commemorative rally and program to answer that question.

WHEN:  Friday, April 4, 2014  at 7:00 p.m.

               Doors open at 6:30 pm

WHERE: New Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church

531 N. Kedzie, Chicago. 

Guest Speaker for this event is Legendary Civil Rights and former Assistant U.S.Attorney, Thomas N. Todd.

Congressman Danny Davis will also participate in this highly anticipated event.

According to Rev. Paul Jakes, “We are expecting a large and politically-charged group on Friday evening.” He adds, “We are committed to honoring the legacy of Dr. King by insuring that what he stood for never dies.”

Additional Contact:

Rev. Paul Jakes


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