Remembering and honoring Martin Luther King’s legacy: photos

01/21/2019 5:17 PM |

The memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was celebrated Sunday at the Southold Anti-Bias Task Force’s event held at the Cutchogue Presbyterian Church and North Fork Reform Synagogue.

Reverend Tisha Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton, delivered the keynote address. Rabbi Barbara Horowitz-Sheryll of North Fork Reform Synagogue in Cutchogue gave the invocation.

LeRoy Heyliger of Mattituck read an excerpt from Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Dr. King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and was killed at the age of 39 in 1968. His birthday has been honored every year on the third Monday of January since 1986.

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Russell Smith of Greenport’s Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church leads the congregation in “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Kaitlyn Driscoll of Mattituck High School poses with her portraits, two pieces surrounding cultural diversity. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The congregation joins hands while Father Gerardo Romo of North Fork Spanish Ministry, Episcopal Diocese, gives the benediction. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The congregation joins hands to sing “We Shall Overcome.” (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The congregation joins hands to sing “We Shall Overcome.” (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Anne Smith of Mattituck reads a tribute to longtime Southold Anti-Bias Task Force member Frank LePre, remembering him as “a gift to our community.” (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Reverend Tisha Williams, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton, speaks on unity in the community with “I need you to survive.” (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

“This Little Light of Mine” performed by Russell Smith of Greenport’s Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church and Kevin Ford, Antonio McGill, and Alethia Ford of the First Baptist Church of Cutchogue. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Russell Smith of Greenport’s Clinton Memorial AME Zion Church sings “This Little Light of Mine.” (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Deacon Larry Williams introduces the keynote speaker – his wife, Reverend Tisha Williams, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton – by her mantra: “she believed she could, so she did.” (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Scenes from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Celebration. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Sisters Christyn and Christina North of Greenport sing “One Nation.” (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Kaitlyn Driscoll of Mattituck High School speaks on the internal and external side to every person in her artwork, two pieces surrounding cultural diversity. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Kaitlyn Driscoll of Mattituck High School speaks on the internal and external side to every person in her artwork, two pieces surrounding cultural diversity. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Kevin Ford and Antonio McGill of the First Baptist Church of Cutchogue sing “God’s Grace.” (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Members of the Southold Town Anti-Bias Task Force Committee. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

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