In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. answered a call to go to Memphis to support African American sanitation workers who were on strike for recognition of their union. Dr. King saw an opportunity to link this struggle to his growing, nationwide Poor People's Campaign and challenge the economic power structure of the south through a nonviolent campaign. "At The River I Stand," a film about the struggle where Dr.
Paula Larke leads the audience in singing "Lift Every voice and Sing" at the 4th Annual King Peace Program
The Peace Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at The King Center’s Freedom Hall
American Friends Service Committee's 4th Annual program had an exciting change of venue this year, the King Center. The evening opened with a reception and social justice marketplace, which featured the work of AFSC and our partners. The social justice marketplace is an opportunity for those attending the program to learn about the diversity of organizations working for peace and justice, and offers an opportunity for them to get involved.
Mighty Times: The Children's March tells the story of the courageous children of Birmingham, Alabama, who in 1963 challenged segregation in their city despite police dogs, fire hoses, and threats of arrest.
LR Berger, NE Associate, Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, (603) 496-1056
VETERANS OF HOPE: "ORGANIZING THE OTHER AMERICA" The Life of Racial Justice Leader Anne Braden In "Organizing the Other America," Anne Braden, shares her insight and life stories about her childhood, coming to consciousness about racism, and her lifelong work for racial justice and understanding.
Anne Braden's work for racial justice spans more than five decades and crosses paths with both the legendary and the unsung heroes of the southern freedom movement.
LR Berger, NE Associate Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service NE, 603 496 1056
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