Church honors MLK Day with celebratory rally
By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Giselle Hood
TUSCALOOSA – First African Baptist Church celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. during a mass rally filled with music and fellowship on MOnday.
This service concluded the church’s Unity Day celebrations, which included a breakfast and march earlier in the day.
“So what we try to do is commemorate this day and use his birthday to be a day of dedication to doing work and doing good,” Pastor Michael Foster said. “Not just as Christians, but as the African American race.”
The annual event is organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Pastor and SCLC President James Williams said MLK Day is an important reminder for the entire country.
“The reason why we have our civil rights, the reason why we’re where we are is because a lot of sacrifice was done,” Williams said. “Don’t forget how far we have come, because life was much different in those days.”