In Great Barrington, interfaith community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘dream’
It may have been one of the most bitterly cold days in memory, but the oppressive weather could not extinguish the warmth and hope South County residents felt on the occasion of what would have been the 90th birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
About 70 people turned out Monday at the First Congregational Church for a service and interfaith celebration honoring the birthday and teachings of the iconic civil rights leader. And there was also prayer, song, dance and a panel of distinguished scholars, all of whom have studied and written about King and African American history.