Honoring MLK With a Call for Peace [PHOTOS]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration celebrates his life and spreads his message.

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.

gail burlakoff January 21, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Wonderful pictures, Stu, and a good article. Thank you!
Stu Bayer January 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM
Thank you, Gail!
Miguel Carvalho March 19, 2013 at 03:40 PM
Dear Stu, I really appreciated seeing the nice pictures and coverage you did on the Harp Concent at the New Rochelle Public Library last Saturday http://bronxville.patch.com/articles/irish-eyes-smile-to-the-sound-of-harps#photo-13691678 . My daughter participated in it but looking at her picture I've noticed that the name that appears her picture is incorrect. You've mentioned her as being "Marinna Chung of Yonkers plays her harp". Can you please revise it as "Noemia Carvalho of Tarrytown plays her harp"? Thank you so much. Miguel
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) March 19, 2013 at 03:46 PM
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