A commemoration to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. happens this evening in Geneva. The event is organized by the Upsilon Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Geneva African American Men’s Association. It’s hosted by the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. The Reverend Donald Golden is pastor at Mt. Olive.
“He looked at the Constitution of the United States and what the Constitution of the United States said is that all people regardless of race creed color or religion are due certain rights. And all he was trying to do is to hold the government up to what they said that they were supposed to do fighting for the little person irrespective of what their ethnicity or economic lack of opportunity was. He was just trying to level the playing field.”
The commemoration at Mt. Olive begins at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4th at 70 Clark Street. The Geneva Martin Luther King committee will also hold a service at Bicentennial Park in downtown Geneva at 6:00 p.m.