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Civil Rights Leaders Commemorated with 'March of Unity'

Glen Cove religious organizations celebrate legacies of both Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank with march and performance.

The March of Unity on Sunday. Photo credit: Kim Schweitzer.
The March of Unity on Sunday. Photo credit: Kim Schweitzer.
Over 200 people from 10 different community organizations marched through the streets of Glen Cove Sunday in commemoration of the legacy left by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The March of Unity paid homage to the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery in which Dr. King led the march, arms linked with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Herschel. 

Congregation Tifereth Israel congregants, joined by Mayor Reggie Spinello, walked from the synagogue down Cottage Row to join with parishioners of Calvary A.M.E. Church. In unity, congregants of the church and the synagogue walked to CTI.

The Glen Cove High School Select Chorale performed at CTI, followed by a performance entitled Conversations with Anne and Martin, a theoretical dialogue based upon The Diary of Anne Frank and Letter from Birmingham Jail by Dr. King. 

Rabbi Irwin Huberman of CTI explains that Conversations with Anne and Martin is dedicated to diversity and respect and is intended to further strengthen interfaith bonds. Rev. Craig J. Wright of the Calvary A.M.E. Church in Glen Cove describes the event as a Celebration of Unity.

CTI thanks The Jewish Education Project, an agency of UJA Federation of New York, for a micro-grant to support a class in which middle and high school age students will meet with the actor portraying Anne Frank to discuss the lessons of The Diary of Anne Frank and what those lessons teach us about combating intolerance and hate in the world of today. The Jewish Education Project is an agency committed to sparking and spreading innovations that expand the reach and increase the impact of Jewish education. 

CTI has been providing Jewish programming and education to the Long Island community since 1897. The synagogue is located at 40 Hill Street in Glen Cove, at the intersection of Hill Street and Landing Road. 

Hasyayoga January 18, 2014 at 11:03 AM
The Disability Rights Activists should have joined them. This is a huge issue in the US. Dr. King truly led the way for the disabled too!
christie nicolle January 19, 2014 at 02:18 PM
MLK settled the matter so why keep marching? If only the endlessly complaining liberal blacks took Dr. King's message + lived their lives like Booker T. Washington instead or Dr. Ben Carson instead of vacuous JZ + ungrateful Oprah.
christie nicolle January 20, 2014 at 06:32 PM
I have a dream that someday America will come back...ask yourself: MLK, a man of such magnitude, would he approve of what Obama has done to us? Would MLK approve of the slaughter/cover-up of Benghazi? Would MLK approve of IRS targeting conservative groups? Would MLK, a son of a preacher approve of gay marriage? Hell No.

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