A. D. Williams King installation

A. D. Williams King installation 1965

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A. D. Williams King installation - Dr. King Denounces Church Segregation By PAUL...
Dr. King Denounces Church Segregation By PAUL JANENSCH Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday gave Louisville and Kentucky a B-minus B-minus B-minus in the field of civil rights but flunked the nation's white Christians who "refuse to allow the spirit of God to enter the church." He also vowed to carry his civil rights crusade into "several" "several" northern cities this summer. summer. The Nobel Prize winner came to Louisville from Atlanta Atlanta for the installation of his brother, the Rev. A. D. Williams King, as pastor of Zion Baptist Church. 2,000 Squeezed In An estimated 2,000 persons squeezed into the red brick church at 22nd and Walnut to watch the service and hear the civil rights leader's sermon. Another 2,000 saw the 2V2-hour 2V2-hour 2V2-hour ceremony on closed-circuit closed-circuit closed-circuit closed-circuit television. TV consoles were set up in the church's adjoining education building, and a portable was propped on the sill of a stained glass window for sidewalk viewers. Dr. King's remarks on the local racial situation came in response to questions at an afternoon press conference. He congratulated Louisville and Kentucky . for making "meaningful strides" toward equal opportunity, calling the city "one of the brightest spots in the border states." Warns Of Complacency But he added that the city and the commonwealth have "a long, long way to go" and cautioned against a complacency complacency that focuses on "our glorious yesterdays." As for his planned drive against discrimination in the North, Dr. King said the North as well as the South had pro 1111 11 1 7't ' - 9 i" "fTfj' o Staff Photo FATHER AND SON . . . Reunited in Louisville yesterday were civil-rights civil-rights civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., seated, and his father. They got together in the study of Zion Baptist Church, where they took part in ceremonies at which another son of the elder King, the Rev. A. D. Williams King, was installed as pastor.

Clipped from The Courier-Journal17 May 1965, MonPage 23

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)17 May 1965, MonPage 23
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