From the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church website:
On Sunday, October 15, 2017, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host Lanny Kaufer and guitarist Roger House for the multimedia presentation “My Summer Working for Martin Luther King Jr.” and commemoration of the National Education Association’s 25th annual National Multicultural Diversity Day.
Lanny will share the experiences he had in the Voting Rights Movement, including meeting and volunteering for Dr. King in the South. The presentation centers around a slideshow of approximately 200 slides, many of which have music embedded to represent the “soundtrack” of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.
Lanny also sings, raps, and plays guitar and harmonica to add more musical flavor to the program as he shares his personal accounts including working for Dr. King’s SCOPE Project in Virginia in 1965 and witnessing the incredible courage of the African-American people of the South who stood up for their rights, at great personal risk, after 300 years of oppression.
The presentation will include the history of Jonathan Daniels, an Episcopal seminarian and civil right activist who was murdered in August of 1965 while protecting the life of 17 year old Ruby Sales. They were both working in the Civil Rights Movement to integrate public places and register black voters after the passage of the Voter Rights Act that summer. Daniels’ death generated further support for the Civil Rights Movement. In 1991 Daniels was designated as a martyr in the Episcopal Church, and is recognized annually in its calendar. He is memorialized in the Civil Rights Movement and other venues.
Following this event, a “soul food” dinner of BBQ chicken wings, greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread and sweet potato pie will be held starting at 6pm.
Tickets may be purchased at the church office during their normal business hours, Tues, Wed, Fri, 9am – 3pm online through the church’s website: standrewsojai.ladiocese.org or at the door on the day of the event, RSVP required in advance for dinner.
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