MLK Monday

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration commenced on Sunday at the St. Andrews Church with a core ensemble presentation, to a full house. It also has become an annual event.  It showcased 4 women of colour, who we should all know,  we recognize their names.  But why should we know them.DSCN4975 2

Actress Christy Hall portrayd all four characters.  The first was Florida author Zora Neal Hurston* in her prime attending a soiree in Harlem 1934. Then we go to 1974 and outsider artist Clementine Hunter* portrayed by Christy Hall in photo below. and the real Clementine from LOOK magazine.     DSCN4982 2

LOOk magazine photo

LOOk magazine photo

part three brings us to 1851 Soujourner Truth*  abolitionist and preacher.  Last Fannie Lou Hamer  at the 1964 Nat’l Democratic Convention.   Monday brought us to the other St. Andrews Church on s. 10th for the Interfaith  Prayer Breakfast.                                                                                                                                    DSCN5061 DSCN5056 DSCN5033 DSCN5043 The march from Lake Worth City Hall to the Cultural Plaza took place around 5 p.m.. Music and inspirational speeches at the Cultural Plaza, followed by a  Fellowship dinner down M st. at the First Baptist Church  accomanied by music.    DSCN5078DSCN5093 DSCN5088 DSCN5082 DSCN5074 DSCN5096    ( Note from blogger  do follow up on DSCN5086 DSCN5087the links provided, these women led extordinary lives and met their challenges and struggles bravely. ) “WE Shall Overcome. the song came from “I’ll Overcome Someday” a gospel song by African -American composer Charles Albert Tindley.  There after it was a workers song and with the guiding spirit of Pete Seeger it has became the song we all know so well and associated with the civil rights movement. 

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About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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2 Responses to MLK Monday

  1. Mary Lindsey says:

    Fantastic pictures AnnaMaria! Thank You!

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  2. Sam says:

    I love to the see the photos of the little blonde child with the little african american child. Each generation, the lines that “divide” us get fainter and fainter.

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