It seems like far more than a year ago when the nation last marked a Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
And for African-American pastors preparing to commemorate the holiday over this weekend’s sermons and speeches, there’s no shortage of straight-from-the-headlines topics to talk about when it comes to race, politics and society.
A year ago, a black president still resided in the White House. His attorney general, also an African-American, spoke at a commemorative service at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. — a civil rights landmark where a Ku Klux Klan bombing killed four girls in 1963.
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