Martin Luther King, Jr. Day commemoration

The Piscataway Civil Rights Advisory Commission’s special program “Through It All, Yet We Stand” aired on Piscataway Community Television (PCTV) for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2021.

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The Piscataway Township Civil Rights Advisory Commission held its Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Piscataway Senior Center.

Speaking to give honor to this great civil rights leader was Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Slaughter, Senior Pastor of St. James AME Church in Newark.  The well-known orator and community activist is a pastor and New Jersey State Parole Board member who also serves on the board of directors of numerous schools and hospitals.  There was also lively participation from Piscataway clergy, civil & community leaders and youth.

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Mayor Brian C. Wahler, Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Slaughter, Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott, Township Council President Gabrielle Cahill (At-Large), Senator Bob Smith and Middlesex County Deputy Freeholder Director Kenneth Armwood.


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To read Mayor Brian C. Wahler's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speech, please click here


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Many thanks to Reverend Dr. Kenneth L. & Mrs. Shirley A. Saunders, Sr., shown here with U.S. Representative Frank Pallone Jr. and Mayor Brian C. Wahler, for leading the effort to organize the annual event.


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Reverend Linwood C. Rouse of Macedonia Original Free Will Baptist Church gave wonderful prayers at the event.


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Councilmember Chanelle C. McCullum (At-Large) did a fantastic job leading the ceremonies at the event and is shown here with Reverend Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr., Piscataway Civil Rights Advisory Commission Chair.


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The Shirley A. Saunders Youth Liturgical Dance Ministry of North Stelton Ame Church gave a wonderful performance.


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Many thanks to North Stelton AME Church for preparing and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated for serving a wonderful meal at the event.


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Township Council President Gabrielle Cahill (At-Large) and Piscataway Schools Board President Shelia Hobson enjoyed conversing at the event.


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Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Madison-McCreary of the First Baptist Church of New Market gave a scripture reading at the event.


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Local 7th grader Tyler West of New Jersey Orators gave a presentation of Phillip Agnew’s “Two Minutes” speech.


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Councilmember Jim Bullard (Ward 2) enjoyed talking with members of the Muslim Center of Middlesex County (MCMC).


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Council Vice President Kapil K. Shah (At-Large) and Councilmember Frank Uhrin (Ward 1) enjoyed speaking with Reverend Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr., Piscataway Civil Rights Advisory Commission Chair, Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott and Piscataway High School football volunteer Coach Gerry Wilson.