Secretary Raffensperger Attends Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service
(Atlanta) -- Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Monday, January 21.
“Dr. King’s legacy is an inspiration to all Georgians,” said Secretary Raffensperger. “I’m pleased to celebrate a leader who changed the course of history in our country.”
The keynote speaker was Bryan Stevenson, the founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative. The King Center says this was an “ecumenical endeavor, engaging members of various religious traditions, and state, national and international governments.”
Other speakers also included Rev. Dr. Bernice King, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Senator David Perdue, Representative Lucy McBath, Attorney General Chris Carr, and others.
In 2017, Governor Nathan Deal unveiled the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. on Capitol grounds to honor the achievements and impact of Dr. King. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal and state holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. which is on January 15. King was the spokesperson and activist for nonviolence in the Civil Rights movement.