Reverend Natalie R. Wimberly of St. Frances AME Zion Church raised the roof and brought the crowd to its feet with a fiery sermon about the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a celebration of the man at All Souls Parish Presbyterian Church in Port Chester on Sunday night.
Wimberly spoke of the slain civil rights leader before about 100 people of all races and religions saying, "We must come together. Everyone has a voice—it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from." She went on to add, "Isn't it sad that most of the hate today stems from a time before most of us were born? We need peace in our homes, peace in our schools, peace in our churches and synagogues and our communities."
Several local religious leaders spoke the words of Dr. King, and the Ministers Council Combined Choir performed throughout the evening's event. Earlier, the Port Chester High School and Middle School Chorus performed a musical tribute to Dr. King.
Humanitarian awards were presented to Rabbi Amiel Wohl, Fr. Stephen Schenk and William and Darlene Wheeler before the crowd spoke the words from Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech in unison.