Bronson Battle Creek to honor Rev. M.L. King

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December 27, 2013

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream.  A Baptist minister, he was a driving force in the push for racial equality in the 1950s and the 1960s.  Following a march and non-violent protest in Birmingham, Alabama, he helped organize an even larger gathering, this one in Washington, DC seeking equal jobs and freedom..


On August 28, 1963 the thousands in attendance marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. King shared his now famous ‘dream, speech,’ which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  The next year, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


To honor the struggle and to celebrate the ‘dream,’ Bronson Battle Creek’s (BBC) diversity and inclusion committee is hosting a special program on Monday, January 20 in the hospital’s Outpatient Center Atrium at 5 p.m..  The public is invited. 


The program titled ‘Advancing the Dream in Community and Health’ will feature music by the Sojourner Truth Youth Choir; praise dances by Kynadi Gray and Christina Smith; and inspirational words from Pastor Craig Tatum, First Salem Baptist Church; Pamela Banks, HelpNet; Danayshia Davis, Endeavor School; and Sanctuary of Praise COGIC.  There is social time before and following the formal program where refreshments will be provided.


For more information, contact Telisa Stratton at (269) 245-5870.