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John Seigenthaler




John Seigenthaler, July 27, 1927 - July 11, 2014 

We remember John Seigenthaler, a brave and courageous man with a sweet spirit.  We feel so honored to have had the opportunity to have him serve as our 2014 Keynote Speaker for our MLK Luncheon.  We were blessed by his presence and indeed our world has been blessed by his life.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

We remember Nelson Mandela, a man of courage and love.  In the words of Dr. King who said, "I have decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear" we are forever grateful for Nelson Mandela, who decided to stick with love.

2014 will mark 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law. A committee has formed comprised of community members to organize the commemoration of this historic legislation. Please check back soon for more information on this community initiative.

50TH Anniversary of the March on Washington
On August 28, 2013, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave, we commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington, with speakers, singers, dancers, and a reenactment of the “I Have A Dream” speech all of which created an atmosphere of peace and brotherly love. Thank you for your support and your remembrance.

The Sixteenth Street Church Bombing - 50 Yrs Later 

September 13 – 15, 2013 our friends and partners, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA) hosted a dramatic remembrance of the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church that claimed the lives of four little girls.  May we never forget the tragedies of the past as we move forward to a brighter future. Thank you for your support of this important event in our history.


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission
Post Office Box 155

Knoxville, Tennessee 37901-0155



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