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2017 MLK Celebration: “Time Is Always Ripe To Do Right”


martin_luther_king_in_cell-255x3392017 MLK Day Celebration

 

Tyler Together is proud to sponsor Tyler’s 2017 Community-Wide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 16, 2017.

Our Theme:

“THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIPE TO DO RIGHT”

Our theme is taken from a section of “Letter From Birmingham Jail”.

Click Here to Read The Entire “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

Background of “Letter From Birmingham Jail”

Dr. King and other Civil Rights Leaders had been arrested on Good Friday, April 12nd in violation of a blanket injunction issued by a Birmingham judge against “parading, demonstrating, boycotting, trespassing and picketing.”

“Letter From Birmingham Jail” was written as a response to a April 12th newspaper article entitled “A Call for Unity”: a statement made by eight white Alabama clergymen against King and his methods.

The newspaper article provoked King, and he began to write a response on the newspaper itself.

martin_luther_king_jr_nywts_4Dr. King writes in his book “Why We Can’t Wait”:

“Begun on the margins of the newspaper in which the statement appeared while I was in jail, the letter was continued on scraps of writing paper supplied by a friendly black trusty, and concluded on a pad my attorneys were eventually permitted to leave me.

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2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Interfaith Community Celebration

Celebration Plans

Our Celebration is scheduled to begin at the Tyler Downtown Square at 9 a.m. followed by a Parade at 9:30 am down South Broadway to the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception (Broadway and Front St.)  At the Cathedral, our formal program will begin at 10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Belton

(Celebrity Chef/Best Selling Author)

(Click to Read Kevin’s Bio)

COME OUT AND MARCH!

BRING YOUR BANNERS

 

2017 REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD

Tyler Together Race Relations Forum is pleased to announce the recipient of our 2017 REV. JEROME R. MILTON AWARD FOR NON-VIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE is :

East Texas Cares Resource Center (Executive Director, Dr. Jeanette D. Calhoun) [CLICK TO LEARN MORE]

 

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2017 MLK Art Contest for the Community-wide 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

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