In honor of…MLK50

April 20, 2018

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – MLK50

Martin Luther King Jr

A Commemoration of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” a program acknowledging the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., received an outpouring of support from the community. First Baptist Church, at 101 S. Wilmington St in Raleigh, graciously open their doors to receive the multitude of attendees on April 4, 2018.MLK50 Speakers

Looking across the church, it was packed wall to wall, door to door. In addition, the highly anticipated program managed to attract the attention local news media. Even beyond the boundaries of Wake County, the National Civil Rights Museum of Tennessee recognized “A Commemoration of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” as an official #MLK50 event.

Powerfully stated by Rev. Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw Jr, the purpose of the program was to “celebrate MLK50, whose dream, faith journey, praises, and social engagement yielded new possibilities for a nation plagued with racism, injustice, and violence. Embrace the notion of a just society where everyone is treated with dignity. Come to honor, listen, and engage.”

“You may kill the dreamer, but you can never kill the dream.” MLK50

Read more about the amazing event: Hundreds gather in Raleigh church for Martin Luther King 50 event.First Baptist Church, MLK50


The program was hosted by the Capital City Lawyers Association (CCLA), the Triangle MLK Committee, the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers (NCABL), and the George H. White Bar.