Living Spirit UMC will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, January 16th. Church member Virginia Richardson will deliver a keynote address on, “The Gift of Dr. King and the Movement to Us Today.” Richardson’s family was an integral part of the civil rights movement in Minneapolis in the 1960s. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 4501 Bloomington Ave. South, Minneapolis, 55407
“Dr. King has a great legacy in my life,” Richardson said. She met Dr. King on three different occasions. Richardson’s late husband, Samuel Richardson, went to school with Dr. King and was the President of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP in the 1960s. He led a delegation of 58 adults who participated in the 1963 march on Washington when Dr. King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. “It’s bringing up lots of memories,” Richardson said of speaking at the upcoming church service.