Service to remember Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Published 3:02 pm Monday, March 31, 2008

By Staff
At Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church April 6
Senior Reporter
It will be held during the regular Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church at 102 W. Martin Luther King Drive in Washington.
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.
A part of the April 6 service at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church will be the first tribute to King called “A Memorial to the Drum Major of Peace.”
During his presentation, Du Bose will offer a chronology of events and excerpts of King’s speeches during several days prior to his assassination.
A large candle will be lit in honor of King’s sacrifice.
There will be a large black and white photograph of King lying in state, with several of his children looking on, mounted on an easel on display during the service.
He said the photograph is very powerful and that he obtained it from a friend who took it. He said it has never been seen by people in the local community.
Du Bose served as a bodyguard for King’s wife, Coretta Scott-King, when she visited the New Jersey metropolitan area. Also, he is a former chair of the Martin Luther King Commission in New Jersey.
The April 6 program will include musical selections by the Metropolitan Church Choir and many of King’s favorite hymns will be sung.
The April 6 service is open to the public and is co-chaired by Gladys Johnson.