After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. Revelation 7:9
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sioux Falls events, received by email from Pastor Dwayne Williams:
"Sioux Falls, SD On Monday, January 18, 2010, a combination of activities will mark the celebration of Dr. King Day in Sioux Falls, SD. These activities include a Prayer Breakfast, a Commemorative March and an Evening Celebration. All events are free and open to the public and carry the theme of Achieving the Dream.
An ecumenical Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the Coliseum of the Multi-Cultural Center. Open to individuals of all faith backgrounds, the focus of the breakfast is upon Ethics in Leadership. The breakfast will include multi-faith and multi-cultural representation along with round-table discussions.
A Commemorative March to honor Dr. King will be held at 6:00 p.m. and will commence on the steps of City Hall located at 9th St. and Dakota Ave. in downtown Sioux Falls. The route of the March will follow 9th St. to Main Ave. into the Coliseum of the Multi-Cultural Center.
An evening Dr. King Celebration will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Coliseum of the Multi-Cultural Center. Join us to celebrate this special day and to Achieve the Dream of Dr. King."