April 4th is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. All around our nation people are reflecting on the import of that day, and where we are now in seeking to bridge racial divisions.
Since April 4th falls on a Wednesday, it’s a perfect time for us to have that discussion here at St. Giles. Indeed, our church has long had a role in building bridges across such divisions here in Richmond – all the more reason for us to seize this moment to reflect.
Who better to launch and inform our discussion than four of our own Elders, who being both African American and old enough to remember that day in 1968, can recount the impact of Dr. King’s murder on them. Collie and Audrey Burton, and Wally and Peaches Smith will share memories and reflect on what that all means for where we are now, and where we might yet go.
Come for dinner at 5:45, and stay for the program, which will be from 6:30 to 7:30. Or simply come for the program. And bring a friend!
Movie Premiere at Byrd on April 8 Featuring Racial Reconciliation in Richmond
Might you be interested in an afternoon at the movies? On April 8 the premiere showing of “11 AM, Hope for America’s Most Segregated Hour” will show at the Byrd at 2:00 p.m. Advance tickets may be found at: http://11amthemovie.com. How might you be part of the bridge God would build between peoples? Join Keith and Sarah Hill at the premiere!
St. Giles Presbyterian Church 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond VA, 23226 Phone: 804.282.9763