“Living the Dream of Dr. King” celebration held in Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The Baptist Ministers and Deacons Alliance celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with their annual memorial service.

This is the 50th MLK memorial service and it is the oldest in the city of Evansville. The “Living the Dream of Dr. King” service was held at New Hope Baptist Church and featured Guest Speaker James. C Perkins. The Event is always held on the weekend before Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

“It ought to be a reminder for all of us that no man is an island to themselves. We all need one another, we all need each other. And then those of us who are Christians we out to understand that we have to love our brother, we are suppose to love God first, and love our brother and neighbors ourselves and love one another,” said Rev. Todd M. Robertson.

On February 8th, the organizations will host their 5th annual Dr. Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Banquet, with guest speaker Peggy Wallace Kennedy.

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(This story was originally published on January 12, 2020)

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