Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights icon that preached a message of nonviolent resistance.
King organized hundreds of protests, marches and speeches that helped to bring about landmark legislation and change the course of this country. MLK Day was observed on Monday, Jan. 16.
In the Diocese of Brooklyn, more than 100 people came to St. Kevin’s in Flushing to discuss racism in the church and keeping Dr. King’s spirit alive. There was a panel discussion with input from the audience, followed by a prayer service.