by Dexter Harper
Amarillo began its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration with the 21st annual MLK celebratory service at St. John Baptist Church.
The theme of the service was ‘Continuing the dream’. The inspirational speaker was Rev. Joe Taylor.
The MLK Community Choir under the direction of Mrs. Jessie Fincher and musician Mr. Sylvania Jeffery brought those in attendance to their feet several times. The singing and songs were both emotional and uplifting.
Elder Elisha Demerson was masterful in his oratory of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.