Air Force Capt. Tisha J. Yates, the guest speaker at Sunday afternoon’s
Mathews King Day service, held up herself as an example of the progress
that continues as a result of the movement led by slain civil rights
leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“The movement wasn’t in vain,” Yates said. “I have a chance to make
it in this world … I am living my ancestors’ wildest dreams and because
of that I am proud.”
“2020—What’s Your Vision?” was the theme of this year’s program,
sponsored by the Mathews chapter of the NAACP and held at Zion Baptist
Delphia Ferguson was the program’s mistress of ceremonies and began
the celebration by talking about King’s activism and the legacy he left
behind. Minister Velvet Boyd led the congregation in prayer before
Sheila Crowley came to the podium to welcome everyone in attendance. “He
remains a vivid image in my mind,” Crowley said about Martin Luther
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