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Martin Luther King Jr. speech reenactment

4/7/2017

A procession and prayer service for peace will be held April 9. The procession — led by a donkey — starts at 3 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 38th & Cottage Grove, in Des Moines.

A prayer Service starts at 3:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 25th and University — where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke in 1959.

Actor Aaron Smith will reenact Dr. King’s sermon delivered in 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City, 50 years ago this month. The service will call for peace and an end to racism and militarism.

The event is sponsored by many Des Moines area churches and peace organizations, and organized by D.M. Faith Committee for Peace.

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