Alexander to Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., in Nashville

Posted on January 15, 2010

Nashville, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will attend the 9th annual breakfast celebration of the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at 8:00 a.m. this Monday at Sambuca Restaurant (601 12th Avenue South) in Nashville.  Civil rights activist Ernest Rip Patton will deliver the keynote address at the breakfast.  Sen. Alexander released the following statement in advance of Monday's celebration:

“I think of our country as a work in progress toward great goals.  Dr. King’s birthday reminds me of the hot August day in 1963 when I stood at the back of a huge crowd on the Washington Mall listening to Dr. King speak of his dream that one day his children would not be judged ‘by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.’  His birthday reminds us that, while we still have much progress to make, we have also made remarkable progress since that day.”