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King Day services in Gloucester: ‘What has become of The Dream?’

“What has become of King’s dream?” was the question posed to a congregation at the First United Baptist Church of Gloucester during a ceremony Monday afternoon to honor the work of the late civil rights icon.

Speakers asked attendees to examine the tenets of the famous “I Have A Dream” speech and determine for themselves what is required to make that dream a reality.

Ronald Gayle, a member of Union Zion Baptist Church, offered an opening prayer at the annual service held by the Gloucester Union Relief of Missionary Baptist Churches. “Rosa Parks sat in 1955, Martin Luther King walked in 1963, and Barack Obama ran in 2008 so that one day our children may fly,” he boomed to the audience. “We are here today to reflect on a dream that cost a man his life.”

The Rev. E. Randolph Graham then welcomed guests to his church with a call and response prayer. “Thank you for your presence and thank you for being here,” he said. &ldq...

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