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Church groups gather to honor MLK

Posted at 9:38 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 22:38:47-05

In 1963, a young Reverend France Davis marched on Washington with the late Martin Luther King Jr. demanding change.

 

"They introduced him and when he opened his mouth, it was like electrical currents,” Reverend France Davis said.

 

Stories from the civil rights movement were told by Reverend Davis at the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance luncheon on Monday.

 

His voice, remarkably similar to the late hero, boomed through the conference room, where he recited words from one of Dr. King’s most iconic speeches, "I have a dream that one day my four children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

 

Davis, who currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, offered advice to the young and old about violence in the community.

 

"This is a day it seems to me violence is raging everywhere,” Reverend Davis said. “It seems to me that in our communities we got crime on top of crime."