"I can be what I want to be and I will".
The Martin Luther King Jr. service day is organized annually by Boston Cares, an agency that pairs volunteers with myriad causes year-round.
"As a law enforcement professional and your chief of police, this speaks to my heart", Chief Nichols said.
The march was one of a series of activities in Raleigh throughout the day to honor King.
Dr. King would have been 89 today.
"The celebration is just letting people know that hate's not where it's at".
"We wanted to make sure we get to meet people and bridge the divide", he said. In an op-ed marking Martin Luther King Jr Day, Reverend Al Sharpton accused Mr Trump's administration of "undoing the progress" of the civil rights movement and emboldening racist ideologies.
Carter continued with the history of the local branch of the organization, which was begun in 1960 when three local ladies (Louise Conrad Strickland, Mary Conrad Strickland and Ionia Alston) saw the need for it. Leonard Moore, a charter member of Surry NAACP, helped connect the women with the Winston-Salem branch where they learned the requirements of a new chapter.
He was talking about poverty, structural racism and its impact. While the minimum wage is now $7.25 per hour, at least one report says that using the 1968 benchmark, the minimum wage today should be $21.16 an hour.
King addressed the issue directly in speaking about the reasons for his Poor People's Campaign, reminding us of the government's failure to give freed slaves any land while it used affirmative action to help whites take ownership of 50 million acres of land formerly occupied by Native Americans. Day with "acts of civic work and community service".
Laura and Birdie Crosby found the tapes in a box that had been left to them by her father, Eugene B. Sloan, a reporter for The State newspaper in Columbia.
"This is the essence of Sacramento, and it's more relevant than ever", he said. "When is that going to stop?" she said. They are not insurrections. "So the next year the whole district was off and I just think that's what Martin wants, right?" He spoke of depositing money into a Black-owned bank and buying insurance from Black-owned businesses. As we work to resurrect King's dream we must challenge policies that seek to roll back civil rights gains. "He said he was thankful to have lived to see "... Day is about "togetherness, keeping the dream. building community".
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
"Until that flag represents everyone, regardless of creed, race, religion, then I'll stand for it", Burnett said afterward.
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