Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 53 on Jan. 15, 1982. It was a Friday and on that day the founders of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center (MSPJC) opened its doors.
This Saturday, a gala event at First Congregational Church in the Cooper-Younger community will mark the organization's 32nd anniversary.
"'Living the Legacy of Nonviolence' is our celebration of resistance," said Jacob Flowers, MSPJC executive director. "We stand on the shoulders of great men and women that we honor and appreciate. The broad canon of work we've accomplished is because of the lessons we learned from those who went before us: nonviolent social change is permanent change."
- Written by Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell/Special to the New Tri-State Defender
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