Gallery: Concert unites black and white congregations If you go › What: 13th annual Sounds of Unity Black History Celebration.› When: 6 p.m. today.› Where: Bayside Baptist Church, 6100 Highway 58.› Admission: $10. Proceeds fund the Unity Performing Arts Foundation Singers from nearly 20 churches will join for a celebration of unity and progression at the 12th annual Sounds of Unity Concert today. With more than 150 active members, the group forms the largest multicultural choir in the city, according to its founder, Marcellus Barnes. Barnes calls it the finale year because after this year, the Sounds of Unity choir will be under the umbrella of his Unity of Performing Arts Foundation. Unity of Performing Arts Foundation focuses on youth in grades 2-12. But it will also include a component for adults, where adults will perform and assist youth as mentors. Several adults in the choir are already regular financial supporters of the foundation, says … [Read more...] about Concert unites black and white congregations [photos]
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Anna Martino, Balee Price and Michael Harris, from left, pick up trash in a littered lot between 11th and 10th Streets as they and other volunteers participate in a day of service on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Anna Martino, Balee Price and Michael Harris, from... Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press. Musical performances, a unity breakfast, march and art exhibit are among more than a dozen events scheduled as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the federal holiday marking King's birthday that is observed the third Monday of each January. This year, the holiday falls on King's birthday, Jan. 15. Additionally, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of King's death in 1968 and the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Fair Housing Act. In commemoration, the city of Chattanooga is coordinating 50 community service projects around town on M.L.King Day. M.L. KING DAY EVENTS THURSDAY, FEB. 11 » Developing a Black Community Agenda: Eastdale Village … [Read more...] about Seven days of events honor legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Lee Henderson speaks at the Unity Group's M.L. King Jr. celebration prayer breakfast Saturday.Associated Press File PhotosMoments from the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., right, include, clockwise from left, with his wife, Coretta, following a court case in Montgomery, Ala., in 1956; defying a Mississippi Highway Patrolman at a march on U.S. 51 in 1966; locking arms with aides at a march on the Montgomery courthouse in 1965; giving his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in 1963; examining his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, in 1964; with Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass, at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Jackson, Miss., in 1966; giving an impassioned speech about voting rights in Selma, Ala., in 1965; and addressing a New York crowd in 1965. Lee Henderson speaks at the Unity Group's M.L.... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. It's great to have a dream, but it takes spending time with God to bring it to reality, says … [Read more...] about Dreams in action: Connecting with God is key, says M.L. King prayer breakfast speaker