I Have a DreamThe administrative council of the CULTURAL SOCIETY LONGOS organised in cooperation with the HELLENIKON IDYLLION and St. Dimitrios Church Longos a
Tribute to Martin Luther King
on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 8.30 p.m. in the Court of St. Dimitrios Church with gospels by the
church choir from Bockenau/Germany.
Martin Luther King Jr., an American clergyman and civil rights leader, was shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital, and was pronounced dead at 7:05
p.m. CST. He was a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was known for his use of nonviolence and civil disobedience.
James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, was arrested on June 8, 1968, in London at Heathrow Airport, extradited to the United States, and charged with the crime. On March 10, 1969, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 99 years in the Tennessee State Penitentiary. He later made many attempts to withdraw his guilty plea and be tried by a jury, but was unsuccessful; he died in prison on April 23, 1998, at the age of 70.
The chairman of the CULTURAL SOCIETY LONGOS, Mr Ierotheos Mourikis welcomed the guests, especially the protestant pastor of the parish Bockenau, Mr Stefan Maus as well as the choirmaster, Mr Hans Jörg Fiehl.
The chorus featured gospels, while Mrs Konstantina Agrapidaki, member of the CHILDREN's THEATRE LONGOS presented short texts, explicating the life of Martin Luther King.
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