People’s Organization for Progress & Bethany Baptist Church Book Club Women History Month Event Featuring CLAUDETTE COLVIN (Heroine of the …Read the Rest
Tag: Martin Luther King Birthday
When: Saturday, Jan 25th Where: Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, Newark Time: 2 P.M. On Saturday, January 25th, the …Read the Rest
When: January 20th Time: 3 P.M. Where: Assemble at Broad and Market Streets, downtown Newark On Monday, January 20th, the …Read the Rest
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2012 Protest & March starts at the Intersection of West Market Street & Springfield Avenue, Newark, New Jersey
IN HONOR OF THE BIRTHDAY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. & ON THE 203RD CONSECUTIVE DAY OF PROTEST FOR …Read the Rest
IN HONOR OF THE BIRTHDAY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. & ON THE 203RD CONSECUTIVE DAY OF PROTEST FOR JOBS, PEACE, EQUALITY, AND JUSTICE
SAVE THE DATE IN HONOR OF THE BIRTHDAY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. & ON THE 203RD CONSECUTIVE DAY …Read the Rest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LAWRENCE HAMM (973) 801-0001 On Saturday, August 27th, the Peoples Organization for Progress …Read the Rest
Larry Hamm, chairman of Newark-based People’s Organization For Progress, delivered a keynote speech, sending a strong message to youth and adults.
“It’s wonderful that our children have the day off from school. But it is not wonderful that none of his books are required reading in any of our secondary schools,” Hamm said at the podium during the annual event, which was co-sponsored by the Montclair Chapter of the NAACP, the Montclair African American Clergy Association and the Montclair Clergy Association.
Hamm told youngsters attending the event to stand up for what is right, even though it is easier said than done. He also told them to “live like King,” in a booming voice that commanded the attention of the crowd.
“You want to be doctors and you want to be lawyers, and that’s all right because you’ve got to make a living. But be a person that stands for truth. Be a person that stands for freedom. Be a person that stands for justice. Be a person that stands for equality.”