January 20, 2014
I was honored to be asked to deliver the prayer for the homeless and people living with HIV/AIDS for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast in Atlanta. I have never worked with my dear friend Keith Jennings and was honored that he asked me to participate.
There were approximately 350 persons in attendance primarily from the labor movement. There were a combination of labor leaders, workers and minsters. The first comments were of my remembering the march in Forsyth County that was organized by the late Hosa Williams to challenge racism in that small Georgia County. It was great bringing together all of my worlds: political, HIV/AIDS activism and my role as a minister.
Here are my remarks and my prayer at the MLK Prayer Breakfast.
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