[bfsa] FYI

Brenda Scarborough bmscarborough at ysu.edu
Wed Apr 2 08:46:51 EDT 2008

Ygt. Baptist Pastors to honor legacy of Slain Civil Rights Leader 
This year represents the 40th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther 
King's assassination by James Earl Ray on the balcony of the Lorainne 
Motel in Memphis Tennessee. 
Youngstown- The Baptist Pastors Council of Youngstown and Vicinity will 
commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on Friday, 
April 4th in the Rotunda of the Mahoning County Courthouse, 120 Market 
Street. The public observance, which begin at noon, will feature music 
and reflections. 

Rev. J. Dwayne Heard, Council President noted, As time continues to 
move forward, we run the risk that succeeding generations will lose the 
appreciation of a social justice movement that engaged people of all 
ages, races, and faiths. It is important to note that the ideas and the 
ideals of the cause did not die. Yet, it remains vital and relevant for 
us to recall the personal sacrifice of icons, such as Dr. King who 
enhanced the quality of life for all Americans. 

The Baptist Pastors Council, founded in 1927, is comprised of area 
pastors and ministers whose mission is to enhance the quality of life 
for the residents of the Mahoning Valley. The Council, in partnership 
with the Youngstown State University Foundation, awards annually the 
Rev. Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Scholarships. It has provided 
advocacy and community engagement in the greater Youngstown as its core 

For further information about the Council, the scholarship program or 
community projects, please contact Rev. Lewis Macklin at 330-788-1495, 
or Rev. Heard at 330-740-1982, extension 11. 

We hope you and your coworkers will be able to join us. Please feel 
free to distribute this email. Peace- Rev. Lewis Macklin

Brenda Scarborough, LMTA II
Maag Library/Information Services
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza 
Youngstown OH 44555-0001
t:(330)941-3126 e: bmscarborough at ysu.edu

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