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CITY OF LINCOLN   •   NEWS RELEASE   •   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:
January 12, 2001
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831

Mayor Wesely's Message For King Holiday

The following is excerpted from Mayor Don Wesely’s remarks at the January 12th Freedom Breakfast honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Dr. King, in his short life, brought to the forefront the wrongness of discrimination, hatred and bigotry, while exemplifying the virtues of love, peace and nonviolence. In Dr. King’s letter from the Birmingham Jail written April 16, 1963, he answers the church people who criticized him for ‘unwise and untimely’ demonstrations. He wrote, ‘Let us hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow, the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.’ We strive as individuals, we work as a community, and we seek as a nation the realization of this message."

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