On the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's Death - January and April 2018
The year 2018 is a momentous one for peace and social justice activists and civil rights organizations. Above all, the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., marks a national event recalling his commitment and our nation’s struggle for creating “a beloved community” of all peoples celebrating dignity, respect, tolerance and peace.
VPCC joined with other organizations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death on April 4, 2018. It was another moment to recall King’s powerful, ground-breaking Riverside Church speech opposing the Vietnam War which he made exactly one year to the day before his death - April 4, 1967.
In addition, we lifted up King's memory and struggle for justice during the national holiday recognizing him on his birthday, January 15.
Rally to End Racism
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
VPCC invited actor Danny Glover to speak about Dr. King's vision, including his opposition to militarism, at the National Council of Churches' Rally to End Racism in Washington, DC, on the 50th commemoration of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Watch the video of Glover's speech, including the introduction by VPCC's Terry Provance.