What We Lost 50 Years Ago: Reflections on Dr. King

On April 4, we mark 50 years since the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  While we often spend time talking about Dr. King’s legacy on the holiday named after him, or in February during Black History Month, our faith movement’s call to attend to the legacy of racism and the urgent need to dismantle white supremacy in our midst, we’ll reflect on this half-century marker with humility and intention.

There are 2 videos below.

  1. A story accompanied by music shared with the children of the congregation,about the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, written by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson. The song is Hymn #149 in our hymnal “Singing the Living Tradition”
  2. The sermon delivered by Rev. Karen G. Johnston