Martin Luther King Jr

13 January, 2018, 13:31 | Author: Wade Massey
  • LOCAL     Who was standing next to President Trump at MLK signing?     
       Rev. Issac Newton Farris Jr. is a nephew of the late Martin Luther King Jr

After Trump signed a proclamation in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., day, CNN analyst and White House reporter April Ryan could be heard asking Trump if he is a racist or would be apologizing for the comments.

Dr. King's nephew, Pastor Isaac Newton Farris Jr., also spoke at the ceremony and thanked the president "for taking the time to acknowledge this day". That act of being helpful to someone may prompt an ongoing connection to the person and build more familiarity.

"Teachers will teach you the standard curriculum and you have to get the ones that will go out of their way to take the initiative to instruct you on more ethnically diverse situations that happened in our past because history can repeat itself", said Amyra. National Historic Site in Atlanta in remembrance of the civil rights icon.

He said all Americans should embrace Dr. King's message of love and color-blindness.

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"This year we will not remember his slaying as the ending but as a beginning, as a moment when his truth rose stronger than hatred, and his cause larger than death", Carson said.

The parade was initially cancelled after Mayor Catherine Pugh initiated her inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

United Way for Greater Austin is hosting several MLK Day of Service initiatives across the area, some of which span Saturday and Monday. The event will feature works from local school students and their interpretation of this year's theme. The event is ticketed but free on a first-come, first-served basis. The landfill will be closed to the general public, but will accept franchise haulers until 4:30 p.m. Monday's trash routes will be collected Wednesday.

Abigayle Lawson, victor of the 2018 MLK Oratorical Contest, will recite the "I Have a Dream" speech. More information about participating or making a donation can be found here.

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