Revisiting Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream | Lifestyle

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

That doesn’t mean there won’t be setbacks on the road to justice, and as local African-American religious leaders prepare to celebrate King’s birthday on Jan. 21, some say the current period is one of those setbacks.

“It appears that progress is under assault,” said the Rev. Cleveland A. Thompson, senior pastor of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, which was founded in 1963.

“Dr. King’s dream of racial equality has always been under assault, but I believe the climate we are under now is more intense than it has been since the earlier days of the civil rights…

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