Mayor Allender to present proclamation honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Mayor Steve Allender will share comments and present a proclamation honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a community celebration on Monday at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn.
The Black Hills Community Celebration begins at noon on Monday and the annual event celebrating Dr. King’s life is hosted by the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ of Rapid City.
This year’s event theme is “Social Justice: The Power of A Pastor’s Prayer.”
Among the presentations will be the mayoral proclamation recognizing Dr. King’s work and encouraging residents to observe the day with deep respect in honor of Dr. King.
“Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is credited for advancing the Civil Rights Movement more in his 13 years of leadership than had been done in the previous 350 years,” says Mayor Allender in the proclamation. “Although Dr. King’s life was cut tragically short, his teachings, his passion, and his call for equality through unarmed truth and unconditional love live on and will continue to inspire long after our time.”
At age 35, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 – at the time the youngest to receive the honor. He was recognized as the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for his vision, tact, and nonviolent campaign against racism.
Monday’s one hour event is open to the public.