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Councilwoman Taylor invites community to attend first MLK Commission planning me

Councilwoman Ivy R. Taylor strongly encourages the San Antonio community to attend the first MLK Commission planning meeting for the 2010 MLK March and Commemoration. The commission will host their first community meeting on Monday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall – Media Briefing Room, 100 Military Plaza.

“It is a great honor to be working together in commemoration of all the wonderful accomplishments of the great Martin Luther King Jr,” said Councilwoman Taylor.

Commission members will select a theme statement for the 2010 commemoration as well as discuss the coordination of various events honoring Dr. King.

During the meeting, Councilwoman Taylor will formally introduce the 2010 MLK Commission chairperson, Reverend Otis I. Mitchell Pastor of Mount Zion First Baptist Church.

Reverend Mitchell earned a Master of Divinity degree from Morehouse School of Religion, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. graduated. Reverend Mitchell has also been recreating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermons and speaking about Dr. King’s life and influence since 1975. As a United States Army Chaplain he has spoken about Dr. King before many thousands on military installations, in civilian communities, Europe, Asia, and South America. He has even presented his recreation before the King family in Atlanta, Georgia.

For the past two decades, the City of San Antonio’s MLK Commission has partnered with citizens, organizations and local businesses to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a multitude of events which now includes the largest march in the nation.

For more information on the MLK Commission and the 2010 MLK March and Commemoration, contact Joshua Bailey at (210) 207-2122.