Annual MLK Day Service Looks Towards Trump’s Inauguration

first_img123456789 AL SUCH / WABE Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE Related Stories AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE Add to My List In My List There was no avoiding the incoming Trump administration during Monday’s Martin Luther King Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, which included speakers from Dr. Bernice King to Sen. Johnny Isakson to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.Over the weekend the president-elect criticized Georgia Rep. John Lewis in a series of tweets after Lewis said he would not attend the inauguration, because he does not consider Trump’s presidency legitimate.Georgia’s Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson reacted to the controversy as he walked into Ebenezer Baptist church to attend the annual service.“John Lewis is a great Georgian, Donald Trump is president-elect of the United States of America, what difference they have they can work out together,” he told WABE. Inside the church, other speakers were more blunt. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who had defended Lewis on Twitter, told the crowd that he would not let Trump “take [his] joy” on this day. “I want to thank my congressman, Congressman John Lewis who I was happy to stand up for. John Lewis reminded us what a free man looks like,” Reed said.With a new administration coming in this week, Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King, looked ahead at what the civil and human rights community should do. Her father, she said, would have come up with a new strategy.“We’re going to have to study how Donald Trump operates,” she said. “We have to have a new mental outlook.”She called for unity to support her father’s legacy of justice, “because at the end of the day Donald Trumps come and go, but injustice will still be here.”   Like us on Facebook AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE Share AL SUCH / WABE For Whom The Bell Rings AL SUCH / WABE AL SUCH / WABE last_img

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