MLK’s nephew to speak at North Little Rock church


LITTLE ROCK — The nephew of slain Civil Rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will be the speaker for a special event sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.

Isaac Farris Jr. will be will be the keynote speaker at the commission’s “Day of Service” Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. at Bethel AME, 600 N. Cedar St., in North Little Rock.

The celebration focuses on alleviating the reference to “Sunday as the most segregated day in America,” as some people believe.

One of King’s visions was to influence people of all races to worship together at church services, ignore race and see each other as human beings.

Farris, former head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will emphasize not only the importance of people of all races worshipping together, but the need for all people to focus on the betterment of humanity … “just as his uncle would have wanted to see,” a spokesman said.

“Farris’ powerful message is sure to enlighten audience members to make a difference in their community and in others,” the spokesman said.

For more information, contact the King Commission at 501-683-1300.