In his annual letter to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, retired Bishop Woodie White, former Bishop of the Indiana Area, writes about the progress made in 2009.

He writes:

What a difference a year makes! Last year, I wrote with great exuberance about the election of the first African American to the presidency of the United States. Today, I am no less excited, because it demonstrated a significant step forward in our nation's history.

However, some pundits have wrongly hailed the election as an ushering in of a “post-racial” era! Events of the past year have dispelled that premature prediction. Read more here.

King Holiday Resources

Churches that wish to celebrate the King holiday on Sunday, Jan. 17 or Monday, Jan. 18, may want to take a look at the variety of resources offered by the General Board of Discipleship. For resources, visit here.