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HONORING THE PAST: INHERITANCE in The Atlantic

INTRODUCING INHERITANCE

Too much knowledge has been lost, too many stories distorted, too many people forgotten. We mourn for all we do not know. Yet the vision and resilience of Black America are shaping this nation. Our future demands that we unbury the past.

Today we launch one of our biggest projects to date. “Inheritance” will delve into the complicated and broad history of Black Americans that has been left out of history books—and crucial conversations about our nation’s present and future.

You can find all of the “Inheritance” stories here.

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Martin Luther King CapitolIN HONOR OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING 

Honoring the legacy of a civil rights icon, groups across the mountains began celebrating the birthday of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday morning, the MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County hosted a virtual prayer breakfast.

It had been recorded at New Mt Olive Baptist Church in Asheville and featured gospel singers, sermons and testimonials.

ASHEVILLE’S 40TH DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION MOVES ONLINE

Speakers affirmed Dr. King’s message of strength through civil disobedience.

“From this day forward we will observe and remember the principles of nonviolent protest interaction, nonviolent cooperation, even nonviolent resistance,” Pastor Jay Hackey said during Saturday’s prayer breakfast.

The Reverend King’s actual birthday was January 15. He would have been 92.

Monday, Jan. 18 is the federal holiday with virtual celebrations throughout the week.

VOICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS GIANT KING ECHOED ACROSS WNC MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO

For a link to the list of activities which include The Prayer Breakfast, “40 years of Commemorating Dr. King’s Dream and Legacy,” the “Say Their Names” event, the Peace March and Rally, and the Candlelight Service click HERE. You can find a link to the MLK Association’s YouTube channel HERE.

Here’s a break down of the events:

  • Saturday, Jan. 16: PRAYER BREAKFAST: “40 YEARS OF COMMEMORATING DR. KING’S DREAM AND LEGACY”
  • Sunday, Jan. 17: “SAY THEIR NAMES”
  • Monday, Jan. 18: PEACE MARCH AND RALLY: “MARCHING TO THE PROMISED LAND” & CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: “HONORING COMMUNITY LEADERS”
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19: CLOSING CELEBRATION: “COMMUNITY RESILIENCY AND MOVING THE DREAM FORWARD”

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