Glen Cove Hosts Tribute To Dr. King

Pauline Gross
January 14, 2018

"I am excited to join Thunder Bay Theater in celebrating the incredible work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this January", McMoy said.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., attorneys are answering legal questions free of charge on Monday.

"I think this is not only a day to recognize and celebrate the advancement of African Americans but also the need to serve people in a lower class". They contend that Abbott's record of supporting a state voter ID law, threatening to withhold funding from sanctuary cities and support for legislative redistricting is antithetical to the legacy of the civil rights leader.

"A lot of what VISION does and a lot of what we do on this day service wise is revolving around class and class disparity", he said.

"The Trump era ... is a direct assault on the legacy of Dr. King", said the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer, where King preached for the last eight years of his life. Some of his actions leading up to this year's federal holiday honoring King's birth seemed to be an attempt to live up to that.

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The MLK Day community-wide celebration also includes a marathon, a community breakfast and a unity march.

"It's important for us to tell the history as we remember it because, at some point, the story gets lost", McCord said.

The event drew city officials, residents, teens and volunteers.

Anyone with civil legal needs can come by JP Jones Community Center from 10 to 4 on Monday. The educator award honors someone dedicated to educating people in that same spirit.

The year of 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, making this year's celebration particularly meaningful. "Martin Luther King walked in Selma and did his thing so it doesn't hurt us to walk today". This year's winners are Woodland Elementary School third-grader Portia Hah, St. Francis Xavier Elementary School fourth-grader Kate Jannette and James Madison Middle School eighth-grader La Lee Yang. The event features inspirational musical performances by the university's Minorities on the Move Choir, followed by reflections of keynote speaker Linda Dolny, chairwoman of Lander's Board of Trustees. Wane is a native of Senegal and has worked with several organizations, including the Syracuse Peace Council, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, the Undocumented and Black Network and the Black Immigration Network.

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