MLK Service January 15, 2018

The Inter-Faith Chapel and the Leisure World Association for African American Culture co-sponsored the service which highlighted women of the Civil Rights Movement.    The service acknowledged and celebrated some of the women who labored and stood in front of,  behind, and beside Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and who made significant contributions.

Area clergywomen portrayed the civil rights leaders, while music was provided by Everett Williams, organist, Kehembe Eichelberger and Christian Simmons, soloists and the Leisure World Chorale.  All were invited to join as we recommitted ourselves to the cause of justice and freedom and remembered those whose sacrifices made even such a gathering possible.

                                                 Front Row from Left to Right:  Rev. Suzette Haynes, Rev. Dr. Ramonia Lee, Kehembe  Eichelberger.                                            Back Row from left to right:  rev. Barbara Steinbergen McKenzie, Sister Barbara Spears, Rev. Diane Hugger

                                                Front Row from Left to Right:  Rev. Suzette Haynes, Rev. Dr. Ramonia Lee, Kehembe  Eichelberger. 

                                         Back Row from left to right:  rev. Barbara Steinbergen McKenzie, Sister Barbara Spears, Rev. Diane Hugger

                      Rev. Pauli Murray portrayed by Rev. Barbara McKenzie

                     Rev. Pauli Murray portrayed by Rev. Barbara McKenzie

                    Dorothy Height as portrayed by Rev. Diane Hugger

                   Dorothy Height as portrayed by Rev. Diane Hugger

                                                    Christian Simmons, soloist

                                                   Christian Simmons, soloist

                    Mahalia Jackson portrayed by Kehembe Eichelberger

                   Mahalia Jackson portrayed by Kehembe Eichelberger

                               Anna Pappas with the Leisure world chorale

                              Anna Pappas with the Leisure world chorale

                                              Everett Williams, organist

                                             Everett Williams, organist

                       Kehembe Eichelberger and Christian simmons

                      Kehembe Eichelberger and Christian simmons

                           Fannie Lou Hamer portrayed by Dr. Ramonia Lee

                          Fannie Lou Hamer portrayed by Dr. Ramonia Lee

             Sister Mary Antona Ebo portrayed by Sister Barbara spears

            Sister Mary Antona Ebo portrayed by Sister Barbara spears

                            Rosa Parks portrayed by Rev. suzette haynes

                           Rosa Parks portrayed by Rev. suzette haynes

                                                        We Shall overcome

                                                      We Shall overcome