Lakewood Clergy Association to Celebrate Life of MLK Jr.

The Lakewood Clergy Association will host a Community Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this Monday. The event, themed ‘Bridging the Gap’, will be taking place at the Strand Theatre at 8:30 AM, and conclude at 11:45 AM. 

Event sponsors are: Local Churches, The Township of Lakewood, Puerto Rican Civic Assoc, Lakewood School System, Ocean Day School, Jackson Parent 2 Parent, and Next Level management and Production Company.

For further information, please call 732-730-0444.

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  1. Rev Martin is one of the most inspirational leaders of any group in the last 100 years. It’s good to see there are programs to honor his memory right here in lakewood

  2. The final paragraph from Reverend Kings’s famous “I Believe” speech:

    And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

    Free at last! Free at last!

    Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!3

  3. All frum yidden should remember how much we owe to this man. You are able to get off work on shabbos because of his civil right activities. You are able to wear a yarmulkah to work because of his activities. He fought not for black people, but for the equal rights of everyone

  4. Our constitutional right not be fired for working on Shabbas was recognized in Sherbert v. Verner 374 U.S. 398 (1963). The state terminated a Seventh Day Adventist’s unemployment benefits because she refused to work on Saturday. The Court said that if the religious belief is sincere and the action of government puts a substantial burden upon it, the government must show that its action furthers a compelling state interest and is pursued in the least restrictive manner. Constitutional rights do not apply to private businesses (unless they put you into slavery), but Congress used its interstate commerce power to protect against religious discrimination in the workplace in Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964, an act more accredited the leadership of LBJ than anyone else. Dr. King was more instrumental in convincing the President into using his exceptional political skills to push another Civil Rights law through Congress, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 .

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