GREENSBORO – With Martin Luther King Day coming on Monday, January 15th, Temple Emanuel in Greensboro will honor the late Dr. King on Friday, January 12th.
A fixture in the community since 1907, the Temple on Jefferson Ave which dissected from the original congression which is still located on N Greene st, will host the chancellor of UNCG (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam Jr as guest speaker honoring Dr. King on Friday evening. The Temple’s Facebook page posted this:
“Please join us for this moving service featuring inspirational music that will certainly ensure a memorable evening.
The service is designed not only to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but also to reach out and facilitate dialogue. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., Chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. We will also feature the band ‘the Spartan Jazz collective’.
All are welcomed and we encourage everyone attending to bring as many people from all walks of life and faith traditions as they can! This is also a great event for middle and high school students.”
Dr. King was one of the greatest social revolutionaries during the 1960s along the likes of Malcom X, Dr. Huey P. Newton, Fred Hampton, Angela Davis and countless others. He fought for civil justice and equality, and ultimately paid the price with his life for it. Dr. King was a teacher nonviolence though he understood the necessity of it through quotes like “Riots are the voice of the unheard” as well as advocated for socialism through his anti capitalist teachings. Dr. King was a revolutionary and will always be a martyr to his cause of social justice.
Temple Emanuel continues to be a pillar in the community for social justice, and have a history with working with police to reform their practices in pursuits, helping feed and clothe those in need, as well as show solidarity with immigrants. Temple Emanuel welcomes anyone who would like to attend, to please do so.
The service is Friday January 12th, 730-930 p.m. The Temple is located at 1129 Jefferson Ave Greensboro.
Photo from reformjudaism on Instagram. Temple Emanuel is the right centre photo with Shalom y’all depicted.
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