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April 7, 2017

President of Disciples Center for Public Witness hosts meeting to plan for the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's martyrdom

On April 21st at National City Christian Church, Dr. Alvin Jackson, co-founder and co-President of the Disciples Center for Public Witness, is hosting a meeting to plan for activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Other leaders involved in this planning include the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. William Barber, and the Rev. James Forbes.

You are Invited!

April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, TN. The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is involved in a year-long commemoration of Dr. King’s assassination with the theme, “MLK50 – Where Do We Go From Here?” The Museum is partnering with churches, organizations and civil rights leaders to explore the deep connections between shared religious faith traditions and the moral values of justice, fairness and the elimination of poverty, racism and extreme militarism.

To that end we hope you will join us in Washington, DC for several hours of discussion on how we can best reclaim and maximize Dr. King’s prophetic message for our times. How do we avoid the trivialization of Dr. King’s dream and hear maybe for the very first time the radical and revolutionary message and moral agenda for the nation and the world? How do we not just commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King, but use this moment to create and sustain a movement toward the moral center that Dr. King gave his life to? These are some of the questions we hope to address on April 21st at 2:00 pm at National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005.

We will seek to end our conversation around 5:00 pm on the 21st and trust other conversations will follow. We hope you can join us in person, but for those who cannot, we will make plans for you to join us by conference call.

Please RSVP with Ms. Faith Morris, fmorris@civilrightsmuseum.org.



- Alvin O’Neal Jackson, Chair- National Clergy Leadership Team

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