Activities commemorate MLK half-century after assassination

In his youth, Otis Moss worked with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Now, as a self-described “elder,” Moss hopes to inspire emerging leaders in a new generation.

The retired minister will speak April 5 at the King Arts Complex, one day after the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

“That was a moment in our lives when we were the youngest people in the room,” said Moss, 83, who was a regional director of King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference. “Now, we are the elders in the room. So it’s incumbent upon us to give hope and encouragement to those who are younger and to let them know that there is a need for leadership that is courageous and sacrificial from generation to generation.”

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