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FAMU annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

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LOCAL     Who was standing next to President Trump at MLK signing?     
       Rev. Issac Newton Farris Jr. is a nephew of the late Martin Luther King Jr

"The majority of the United States, and the world, was appalled by the president's remarks this week".

Before signing a proclamation honoring Dr. King, Trump requested to speak privately with Farris.

The event is free and open to the public.

As was previously reported in the Daily News, the library will host an event from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday meant to honor the legacy of King and others who fought for equal rights for African Americans, primarily in the 1950s and '60s. "So when we have this topic in mind, to talk about the perspective of what it means to be the other - really highlighting the ideas of immigration, refugee and undocumented communities - he really resonates all of that". "But I don't think that he's a racist in the traditional sense". Though 16 state representatives, including Judge Harry Leinenweber, who now sits as a Ronald Reagan appointee in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, voted against a new bill brought by Washington, it again passed both houses. The process could take up to 10 years to complete.

"I was at the grocery store with my mother in March of 1968 when a stern police officer told us to leave our cart and go home", she said.

"No other day of the year brings so many people from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood", she continued, invoking Coretta Scott King.

Living the Dream continues into February with events sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education Center.

The Interfaith Shabbat was put together by the Ninth Ward Interfaith Coalition of DE which includes the Brandywine Community Methodist Church, Congregation Beth Emeth, Congregation Beth Shalom, Hanover Presbyterian Church, The Muslim Center Masjid Al-Kauthar, Peninsula-McCabe United Methodist Church, Praying Ground Community Church, Shiloh Baptist Church and Spirit of Life Lutheran Church.

The community is invited to attend the Third annual Martin Luther King Jr. Jones says many in the community already refer to it as Martin Luther King Park.

Where: Lawrence Memorial Chapel, 510.

Trump denied the comments on Twitter Friday morning, although his staff did not deny the comments when they were first reported.

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