The First Baptist Church at 1109 Heizer St. in Great Bend will present a program at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
Dr. King had a dream that one day this nation would rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal ...” The public is invited to attend the program, “to keep the dream alive,” member Thelma Russi said.
Part of the dream is no longer deferred, Russi said. President Barack Obama and his family visited the King memorial on the Washington Mall during the inaugural celebration. President Obama used Dr. King’s Bible as well as President Abraham Lincoln’s Bible when he was sworn in.
Martin senior changed their name from Micheal to Martin Luther after the German monk/priest/professor of theology who lead the Protestant Reformation.
Dr. King was arrested 29 times. In 1964 he received the Nobel Peace Prize.