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Honoring MLK

Honoring MLK

The Talking Walls of Franklin, TN honors Martin Luther King with community march through Franklin on Jan. 21 at 10:am.

The Talking Walls will host a community march to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while uplifting diversity and multiculturalism. 

The event on Monday, January 21st will begin at The Factory at 230 Franklin Road.  At 10:00am members of the community will gather at the Factory, then proceed to march to downtown Franklin by foot  and performing songs to honor the human rights movements of Martin Luther King.  

Pastor Chris Williamson, senior pastor of Strong Tower Bible Church in Franklin will recite Dr. King’s famous speech and lead the group in a short prayer in the town square.  The group will return to Liberty Hall (at The Factory) where there will be a short discussion on racial relations and reconciliation in Nashville – lunch will be provided.   Strong Tower Bible Church is one of the few multiracial churches in Nashville and has several dedicate outreach programs to the urban community (including the Natchez Center) and low income residents in Franklin and Nashville.

The Talking Walls, a nonprofit organization, exist to educate all people of the strength, courage, and faith that characterize the African American journey while inspiring African Americans to embrace this rich heritage and further the legacy. "This mission of The Talking Walls is accomplished in a multicultural, multiethnic community through a diversity of events and programs," says Miss Iris Gordon, Talking Walls Director.

The Talking Walls is community partners with historical Nashville organizations including The Carter House, The Carnton Plantation, African American Historical Society, Williamson County High Schools, mayor, community leaders, other churches including racially diverse churches.

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We welcome the media to attend the event where attendees, Pastor Chris Williamson and Ms. Iris Gordon will be available for interviews. For additional information contact Ben at Pure Publicity LLC  818.753.4056