Rev. Michael A. Walrond, Jr Is Featured Speaker At Riverside Church's Dr. King Celebration Sunday

-A +A
0

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo: Wikipedia

[Celebrating Dr. King's Birthday And Legacy]

The Riverside Church—the renowned church where Dr. King gave his historic “Beyond Vietnam” speech—will host Senior Pastor of the historic First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, the Rev. Michael A. Walrond, Jr. as its featured guest speaker during a celebration of word and song, “Realizing the Dream: A Call to Conscience,” honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Church on Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the Nave, 490 Riverside Drive (bet. 120th & 122nd Sts.), Morningside Heights.

In addition to Rev. Walrond, the event will also include as guest speakers: human rights advocate and the oldest child of Dr. King, Martin Luther King, III; Riverside Church Senior Minister Emeritus, The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.; founder of progressive policy think-tank The Drum Major Institute, attorney William Wachtel; and The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President, Union Theological Seminary.  The program will also feature a special performance of “Let Justice Roll” by Mark Miller, accompanied by a mass choir including members of The Riverside Inspirational Choir and the Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble.

Dr. King preached from The Riverside Church’s pulpit on many occasions. In fact, exactly one year before his untimely death, Dr. King gave his historic “Beyond Vietnam” speech condemning the “triple evils of racism, economic exploitation and militarism” on April 4, 1967.

DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

TIME: 2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.

PLACE: THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH, NAVE

490 RIVERSIDE DRIVE (BET. 120TH & 122ND STS.)

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS

Also Check Out...

Lisa Grant, once a victim of abduction, is now the CEO of See Wee Homes.
CEO of Thriving Real Estate Firm
Rocha thinks abortion rights will end up playing a larger role in the November elections.
How 2022 Midterms Could Change
In the next several years, a new African-American English Dictionary will make its way to the press.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Leads
Brittney Griner has been sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison
Brittney Griner Sentenced To 9
August is National Black Business Month and the founder told News Channel 8 this is a time to expand Black businesses, which wil
National Black Business Month
called for the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday to retire Russell's jersey No. 6 across the league.
Magic To NBA: Retire Bill Russell