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  1. Photo by Sarah Brandt The United Methodist church commemorated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's non-violent protests against racism, and the promotion of equality within the context of the Civil Rights movement.

  2. Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the day America honors the American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement. Google honors Martin Luther King Jr. every year, it is an American holiday.

  3. Two events to be held in the community to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In this 2017 file photo, former Alamogordo Police Chief Daron Syling, Prince Hall Masonic Hall No. 11 member Everette Brown and Mayor Richard Boss walk along Washington Avenue during the Martin Luther King Jr. March.

  4. He made it clear that no one should be killed because of their sexual orientation, but Dr Wayne West, chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, believes that a proposal to ban Pastor Steven Anderson from coming to Jamaica would be a breach of his right to freedom of speech. An online petition was started by Jamaican gay activist Jay John to prevent Anderson, an American Baptist pastor, from coming on a mission trip to Jamaica.

  5. Andrea Fears and Erron Smith, members of the House of Prayer in Kankakee, sing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" at the start of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast last year. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister, civil rights activist and a pioneer in ensuring that African-Americans were treated equally.