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Kingdom Ministries Church celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Community members came together to celebrate equity and faith.
The community came together to celebrate equity and faith.
The community came together to celebrate equity and faith.(KTIV)
Published: Jan. 17, 2022 at 10:23 PM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The spirit of faith and equity was strong during the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Kingdom Ministries Church on Monday evening at 7 p.m.

The gathering at the church was to honor the life and legacy Dr. King led as a leader of civil rights as well as a pastor, as well as the culture that he advocated. Those who attended were took part in prayer, live music from the MLK Community Choir under direction of Sandra Pearson, and an interpretive dance piece from West High Student Illeeyah Pearson.

Speakers and leaders of the community came up to speak about the importance of the holiday and Dr. King’s dedication to justice, community, and faith.

“Still, in certain circumstances, today, we see that people are being withheld certain opportunities because of their lack of money or lack of education opportunities,” said Calee Ewing, one of the speakers. ”and I think that it’s very important for us, today, to continue that fight that Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King stood for so many years ago.”

Others also spoke about the importance of civil liberties and equality, as some said that civil liberties were restricted, or denied, to minorities in the past.

“But what did people have to combat efforts that seemed to tilt the balance towards closed-door decision makers... making crucial decisions that affect their lives? Their vote. That one-on-one equalizer, and they took it,” said Linda Santi, another speaker, on the importance of voting rights.

KTIV’s Stella Daskalaskis served as the emcee for the event.

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