Hundreds honor Dr. King's life with march, service
by Eric Snyder -- esnyder@cadizrecord.com
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About one hundred people marched in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 15. The day marks what would have been his 77th birthday.
About one hundred people marched in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 15. The day marks what would have been his 77th birthday.
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As they have done for a decade previous, Genesis Express honored the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a march through Cadiz Monday— honoring not just the man, but the ideals he championed and his partially realized dreams.

The Rev. Paul Cannon lead a group of about 100 in prayer before the march from the Family Resource Center to Bloomfield Baptist Church.

“There is no such thing as racism,” Cannon said, “because the Lord created one race — the human race.”

“Today will be the day that procrastination ends,” George Radford, of Genesis Express, said. “It is our challenge, our time.”

Like many speakers Monday, Radford did as King himself would have — not dwelling on previous accomplishments (though certainly acknowledging and thanking those who made them possible), but looking forward to issues still hindering the black community.

“It is time to address the issues pertaining to our families … to education … to the job market… to the health and welfare of those in need… to political government,” he said. “It is our time to get involved in living out the dream of Dr. King.”

“We shall overcome,” Radford said, “because we shall become involved.”

The marchers — comprised of young and old, black and white — proceeded to Bloomfield Baptist Church to hear a sermon from guest speaker Rev. James Dunbar, of Pee Dee, Ky’s Church Hill Baptist Church.

As was promised in an introduction by Genesis Express committee member Octavia Vinson, Dunbar didn’t sugarcoat.

“We’re still in an economic struggle — all of us are” Dunbar said.

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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