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MLK Peace March slated for Jan. 21

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Peace March is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21, at 8 a.m. on the steps of the Dyer County Courthouse.

Two groups of participants will march from both the Future City and Bruce communities and converge at the courthouse. The Rev. James Luvene of Ross United Methodist Church of Dyersburg, Lighthouse United Methodist Church of Alamo, and Hughlett United Methodist Church of Tigrett will be the guest speaker of the event. Dyer County NAACP President Connell King will also offer encouraging remarks. And James Tiger Henning will give his popular rendition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech. Area residents are invited to attend the event.

After the event at the courthouse concludes, a follow-up service will take place for attendees at the Ross United Methodist Church, 105 Calcutt Ave. in Dyersburg. This service will be geared around President Obama's inauguration on the same date.

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Is this really necessary?

-- Posted by liveshere on Sun, Jan 13, 2013, at 9:06 AM

It is ABSOLUTELY necessary!!

-- Posted by Wonderful1 on Sun, Jan 13, 2013, at 10:57 AM

Really, why?

-- Posted by liveshere on Sun, Jan 13, 2013, at 7:11 PM

B/c God created aspecial man to tell us the truth in abeautiful way !

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Mon, Jan 14, 2013, at 9:01 AM

Thanks chief_ty20 for clarifying. We must constantly remind our youth of how far we have come. By showing respect to the man, other then our Savior, who gave his life for us. liveshere, please come to one celebration and maybe you will feel differenly.

-- Posted by Wonderful1 on Mon, Jan 14, 2013, at 10:52 AM

I see absolutely nothing to celebrate about mlk, nothing, and celebrating him, to me, is definitely not the right thing to do. There are far better men that have done more HONESTLY, than mlk, yet those men are not recognized at all. Mlk was a proven to have plagiarized his doctoral thesis, an act that committed by anyone else would have immediately had their doctoral yanked. The man is/was a fraud, and imo, should not be celebrated.

-- Posted by liveshere on Mon, Jan 14, 2013, at 1:54 PM

You say: There are far better men that have done more HONESTLY, than mlk, yet those men are not recognized at all.

Really? Name them? And where are you getting your plagiarism info from?

-- Posted by Wonderful1 on Mon, Jan 14, 2013, at 10:46 PM

His plagiarism is well documented. In 1991, it was concluded that over 60 percent of his doctoral thesis was taken from other authors. In case you still don't believe it, here is a link detailing the fraud.


So mlk was simply rewarded for his dishonesty, and deserves celebration?

-- Posted by liveshere on Tue, Jan 15, 2013, at 6:46 AM

Wonderful1, there are people that love to disagree or find fault in other's accomplishments. WE know that things have improved but there are still goals to accomplish. Overlook the haters and focus on what really matters. Actions speak louder than words. Oh darn did I just say something someone has already said? :)

-- Posted by peacenomatterwhat on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 11:04 AM

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