LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — One Lafayette congregation is hoping the messages of Martin Luther King Junior last beyond his day of celebration.
On Sunday, Second Baptist Church partnered with the Pastor Alliance to host their annual Dr. King celebration. Leaders say the event is designed to praise God for Martin Luther King through singing, dancing, and speech.
This year, civil rights activist Bishop Anne Henning Byfield shared a message of unity as the event's keynote speaker.
Event organizer Rodney Lynch said they work to showcase Dr. King's legacy beyond his “I Have A Dream Speech.”
“There's so much more to Dr. King, he was kind of a complex individual and so what we try to do is highlight more than his dream speech and challenge the community to do better," said Lynch.
Lynch said the program is a reflection of what the civil rights movement was all about.
"We try our best to get people from all ethnicities involved, all religions involved, just all people involved because the civil rights movement it wasn't a black church or a Christian movement, it was a movement of all people," said Lynch.
The church has hosted this event for more than 10 years.