Message From Pulpit: Still Much to Overcome

January 17, 2011

Author: Akilah Johnson and Travis Andersen

Source: The Boston Globe

Diana Strange, who lived in Durham, N.C., during the 1950s and ’60s, said yesterday’s service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Boston’s Old South Church was personal for her.

“That was a scary time,’’ said the Brookline resident, who teared up as she recalled lunch counter sit-ins and hatred. “I can’t sing, from start to finish, ‘We Shall Overcome.’ It’s hard for me.’’

But harder still is her worry that people do not realize the depth of the struggle that occurred on a daily basis. 

See also: Interfaith, Civic, Boston