Monday, January 17, 2011

Reverend Al Sharpton in Burlington

The Rev. Al Sharpton was the keynote at Burlington’s MLK Day Celebration Sunday. The Greater Burlington Multicultural Resource Center hosted the event at the Unitarian Universalist Church. Attendees were also treated to uplifting musical selections by the Abundant Life Gospel Choir. Senator Bernie Sanders and Evelyn and Modisane Kwanza of Alpha Baptist Church received Martin Luther King awards for their work.

Sharpton told the audience that King's dream had not yet been realized, because it is not just a dream of racial equality but of economic equity. Click here to listen to Sharpton’s speech.

Listen tonight at 8 for a special program called Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity. The program traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum.

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