During the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Monday on the grounds of Marlboro School Community Center, the life and legacy of King were honored.
Speaker Rev. Jeremy Bethea started with a story told by King during the early days of the Montgomery Bus Boycott when he received a phone call at midnight telling him that “we are tired of you and your mess. If you are not out of town in three days, we will blow your brains out and blow your house up.”
King said he was shaken by it and went to the kitchen to pray when he heard a voice tell him “Martin Luther, stand up for righteousness, stand up for justice, and stand up for truth.”
Bethea noted 52 years later after King’s death, hearing so many untruths in these four years and after witnessing on television in real-time the events of Jan. 6, people should have been shaken.