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Clergy, activists keep King’s spirit alive

January 19, 2014

Rev. Dr. Sammy C. Vaughan, senior pastor at St. James Baptist Church in Woonsocket, gets ready for the church's annual Martin Luther King Jr. service and memorial this weekend. A memorial will take place Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Sculpture Garden at South Main and Mason Streets. All are welcome. (Photo by Ernest A. Brown)

In the early 1960s, Rev. Sammy C. Vaughan was a young seaman in the Navy when Dr. Martin Luther King marched on Washington and organized his nonviolent protests in Alabama at the height of the American Civil Rights Movement.

While Vaughan was unable to directly participate in those campaigns of civil resistance, he understood what was at stake and remembers vividly the sense of awe he felt for King and his nonviolent protests against racial segregation and economic injustice.

For full story, see today's Call and today's Times, page A1.

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