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Local events planned to honor King's life, legacy

Original post made on Jan 18, 2008

Community celebrations to recall words, deeds of civil-rights activist

When James Reeb, a civil-rights activist, was clubbed to death by segregationists in 1965, the Rev. Robert Olmstead felt an immediate calling to travel from his home in the Bay Area to the Deep South to join the nonviolent resistance efforts spearheaded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Posted by k
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jan 18, 2008 at 4:47 pm

i still dont feel like an ''american'' , and these past recent years , even less so , if thats possible. yes it is possible...


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 18, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I have respect for Rev. Olmstead. He supported the attack on Saddam in Iraq. He had his eyes open to the evil of Saddam. His congregation was shocked, but his letter to them let eveyone know that he was a man of principle. He knew there was a time to fight.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 19, 2008 at 6:10 am

What we will not commemorate is Dr. King's acquiescence in the enslavement of millions more than Lincoln freed.