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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts: King’s ‘Other America’ message resonates anew

 

By Joe Pitts

Mayor of Clarksville

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Around Monday’s national holiday celebrating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of the civil rights leader. He had a special insight and clarity, and many of the words he spoke more than six decades ago still inspire us today. 

Many are familiar with King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, but I’d like to talk about a lesser-known speech that strikes me as highly relevant in January 2021.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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President Donald Trump’s Proclamation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2021

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – On August 28th, 1963, just a century after the Emancipation Proclamation, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led more than 200,000 Americans in a March on Washington in pursuit of jobs and freedom for all people. 

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he called on Americans “to sit down together at the table of brotherhood” and meet our promise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all.  

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – Dr. King believed in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion, and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, deeply. Today, January 18th, 2021, the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights, and economic justice is being honored.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County needs Volunteers to improve Clarksville ReStore

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County will host a volunteer service day on Monday, January 18th, 2021 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Clarksville ReStore located at 404 Madison Street.

This volunteer service event will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy as part of the annual day of service held across the nation.

MLK Day of Service Volunteers.

MLK Day of Service Volunteers.

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Dr. Alveda King says President Donald Trump Is Moving the Nation Toward Police Reform and Racial Justice

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – “In his ‘I Have a Dream’ address of August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for an end to the scourge of racism in the United States,” writes King’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, in the Washington Examiner.
 
“As President Donald Trump works toward building a more perfect union, America can dream again. Immediately after Floyd’s brutal death, Trump made clear that he is fully committed to ensuring justice will be served for George and his family—that he will not have died on that gray pavement in vain.”

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Lamar Alexander Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday this upcoming Monday: 

“In the summer of 1963, I stood on the National Mall as an intern at the U.S. Department of Justice and listened to Dr. King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. I especially remember the power of ‘not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.’ A lot has happened since that day, but there is still more to do. Dr. King dedicated his life to help ensure equality for all Americans, and as we honor him we should continue to strive to treat each other as equals who deserve the same opportunities.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Written by Joe Pitts

Mayor of Clarksville

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – For Monday’s national holiday, as a community, we pause to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We also study the words he spoke decades ago, and how they still speak to us today.

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

City of Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – The life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice is honored today, January 20th, 2020 . Dr. King believed in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, deeply.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Volunteers needed to improve Clarksville ReStore as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County will host a volunteer service day on Monday, January 20th, 2020 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Clarksville ReStore located at 404 Madison Street to lead residents through improvements to the store.

This volunteer service will honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Clarksville residents will join hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country on this national day of service.

101st Airborne couple helping out at Clarksville ReStore.

101st Airborne couple helping out at Clarksville ReStore.

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Today We Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – Today, January 21st, 2019, the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice is honored . Dr. King believed in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, deeply.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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