The NJ Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission was invited to join the City of Paterson at a ribbon-cutting for the new Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Commissioners Theodora Lacey and Jamie Bland represented the Commission.
AmeriCorps members came together to recognize the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. The members were encouraged to continue their leadership in their communities by a powerful speech from the Secretary of State, Tahesha Way. A panel discussion on “How Dr. King’s Message Inspired My Journey of Service” highlighted the morning followed by workshop sessions on Conflict Resolution, King Year Calendar of Service, Poverty, and Oratory: Speak Up! Speak Out!
2018 MLK 50th Anniversary
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Chair, Mr. George V. Guy, Jr., welcomes the audience to the 2018 Commemorative Event.
As we mourn the great loss of Mrs. Savage-Jennings we would like to recognize her work as a founding and lifetime member of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission, where she worked inexhaustibly to bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to raise public awareness of Dr. King’s ideals and philosophy. Mrs. Savage-Jennings was a civil rights icon whose influences will continue to be felt for generations to come.