Summit inspires many in place Dr. King spoke - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

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Summit inspires many in place Dr. King spoke

From the same pulpit where Dr. King spoke, panelist at the PanAfrican Leadership Summit inspired students with the courage to lead.
 
"They really are helping inspiring more students like me to become what ever we to be and to become," Trezevant High junior Xavier McCall said.

Through the two day conference, organizers will host a series of workshops, forums, and other events aimed at building on Kings dream of peace and equality.
 
"We're here to launch a new movement. That's the bottom line. 40 years after the death of King, if all we do is commemorate him, have chicken dinners, grits, and breakfast and march around the corner singing We Shall Overcome, we've missed it. That's not what he died for. King wanted the movement  to be continued 40 years after his death. We are here to build a new movement," coordinator Reverend Eugene Rivers said.

COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles Blake of California is heading up the summit.
   
"We are going to deal with parenting. What does it mean to be a father? What does it mean to be a mother? What does it mean to raise a child?" Blake said.

The summit's ultimate goal is to develop a blue print that will guide future generation towards Dr. Kings dream.


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