TCA Sunday School celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.

Yvonne and Falcolm Hull
Olivia Brown holding Dr. King’s sign during the Jan. 8 presentation to the congregation.

February is Black History Month. The Christian Assembly Youth Sunday School celebrated the life, accomplishments and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History during the month of January.

On the second Sunday of the month, famous quotes of Dr. King were presented to the congregation. The Youth Sunday School on the third Sunday of the month identified unique qualities of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, Jan. 16, a program was presented to the community that was widely attended by city and community leaders. The theme of the program was “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is this: What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Representative Tony Bacala, District 59, gave expression about Dr. King. He said he was respectful of Dr. King and that they shared some of the same values.

On Jan. 22, TCA Youth Sunday School reenacted Dr. King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech on the step of the Washington Memorial. The heart-felt speech brought applauses and tears from those in the audience. The speech was delivered by five of our youth, Jordan Johnson, Jace Riley, Jordan Riley, Robert Finley, Jr. and John Riley IV.

TCA Youth culminated the tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 29 by reenacting his last speech before his death. Dr. King’s “I’ve been to the Mountaintop” speech was prophetic and gave the community hope that things would get better. Seven young men presented the speech to the congregation. The presenters were Cameron Jones, Jace Riley, Jordan Riley, Dey’Yvon Lucas, John Riley IV, Jordan Johnson and Robert Finley, Jr.