March and Signing of the Appeal to the Churches

Monday, January 21,  2002

 
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Marchers inaugurating CUIC on MLK Day crowd the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where the civil rights leader was killed in 1968.
Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

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Leaders of newly formed Churches Uniting in Christ, representing nine denominations and 22 million Christians worldwide, join a march in Memphis. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

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Members of the Miracle Temple Sanctuary Choir from Memphis, Tenn., sing a hymn outside the Memphis City Hall prior to the march to the National Civil Rights Museum. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

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January 21, 2002
March to the National Civil Rights Museum begins, Rev. C.B. Baker, Dean of St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral carrying cross.

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January 21, 2002
HUD Sec. Martinez and others listening to Mayor Willie Herenton speech.

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January 21, 2002
Rev. Carla Meisterman and others look on Civil Rights Museum after the march.

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January 21, 2002
Heads of communion wait on balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis for signing of appeal to the churches.

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January 21, 2002
Clergy sign the appeal to the churches to seek God's beloved community, left to right:
Mr. Johnson Salsbury, Director of the April 4 Foundation in Memphis; Bishop McKinley Young, AME, V.P. COCU; Dr. Jeffrey  Newhall, ICCC, Pres. of COCU.

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January 21, 2002
Heads of communion  stand together on balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

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January 21, 2002
HUD Secretary Mel Martinez (left) speaks  with Memphis Mayor Dr. Willie Herenton during the march.

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January 21, 2002
HUD Secretary Mel Martinez (left) speaks  with Memphis Mayor Dr. Willie Herenton during the march.
See Mayor Herenton's reflections on Memphis since King's slaying

 

 

A gallery of photographs from a variety of 2002 CUIC events, including the historic unity march to the Lorraine Motel.