Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd tells MLK audience: “Bring it on! We will not be silent!”

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In a rousing invitation to take to social media with #alllivesmatter, and #ourchildrenmatter, the MLK service keynote speaker prompted my thoughts of #healingtheshockwavesofabortion.

150119 MLK Commemorative Service 017In a stirring “day on” of praise and worship to God, Elder Bernice King, daughter of MLK and Coretta Scott King, supported by her aunts, Christine King Farris and Naomi Ruth Barber King, other members of the extended King Family Legacy, King Center Board and staff, elected officials, Civil Rights Movement Foot Soldiers, celebrities, and communities from around the world, gave glory to God and lifted up the name of Jesus at the annual MLK Commemorative Service today.

“Bring it on!” This is the challenge Dr. Boyd took a regal “queenly” stance as she roared to the audience.

150119 MLK Commemorative Service 071Long time anointed Psalmist Sandi Patti brought us to our feet and tears to our eyes with her powerful rendition of HOW GREAT THOU ART.

150119 MLK Commemorative Service 064Mr. David Oyelowo who excellently portrayed MLK in Hollywood’s SELMA movie explained that God told him he would get the role.

Dr. Boyd affirmed Mr. Oyelowo’s award winning reenactment of MLK by saying that “no matter what the Oscars say,” his pristine performance of Dr. MLK was exceptional.

CEO Bernice King honored her parent’s brilliant vision of nonviolent social change, mentoring and activating youth to be culturally aware and forgiving which was stunningly revealed throughout the service, including a powerful rendition of MLK’s 1965 Voting Rights March speech directed by and led by Dr. MLK’s great niece, my cousin, Farris Christine Watkins.

The powerful liturgical dance, short and lengthy spoken tributes, rousing choral presentations and so much more were shared. We the audience were captured on the edge of our seats throughout, only to be continually brought to our feet in liberating bursts of joyful tears and jubilant applause.

150119 MLK Commemorative Service 102A couple of times, I was standing in the wings doing interviews; boots on the ground as it were. The last song, WE SHALL OVERCOME, with Father Frank Pavone as one of the song leaders, was of course “soul stirring.”

Everything was so empowering that we barely noticed the clock as the program spiraled past the allocated two hour mark. I almost missed my flight to Iowa to join Concerned Women of America for a RestoreTheDream2015 Rally.

I’ll be here in Iowa overnight. Then it’s off to DC for the National Prayer Service, MARCH FOR LIFE, and other Prolife events.

After that, a time with long time friend, brother and associate Walter Hoye of ISSUES4LIFE and the WALK FOR LIFE West Coast, and other prolife events will round off this year’s January PROLIFE tour. Once again, I’ll be spending my birthday, January 22, standing and praying for life from the road.

Love and blessings to all, from the road.

2 Responses to “Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd tells MLK audience: “Bring it on! We will not be silent!””

  1. John Silvius says:

    Thank you for your leadership on behalf of sanctity of human life. As I remember your uncle, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I am so thankful that you have carried on his principles as relates to both civil rights in general and the rights of the unborn in particular. I only pray that some of Dr. King’s followers from years ago would return to a biblical approach to their leadership and cast aside political posturing –maybe I’m wrong to see it this way.

    If you care to read some thoughts on this MLK and Sanctity of Life week, please see http://oikonomiajes.blogspot.com/2015/01/thinking-about-harmony-and-discord-on.html

  2. Butch West says:

    Alveda King for President

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