Pittsburghers keep in mind the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburghers spent Monday serving others in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.

“A man’s measure is what he can do for another,” said Tanisha Long of Black Lives Matter Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pa.

On this day of service, volunteers fulfilled Dr. King and over 500 families through a free food distribution event along First Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh.

“We’re basically in a modern depression right now,” said Kyna James of the Alliance for Police Accountability. “And it’s great for us to be able to do something like this for the churches that really need it.”

In the words of Dr. King’s most pressing question is: “What do you do for others?” That question is something the organizers of this distribution event should be asking for everyone right now.

“We could go to churches and help clean them up,” said James. “Do things like that because people are going through hard times.”

Religious leaders also organized a prayer column in Wilkinsburg, praying for peace, and sharing the wisdom of Dr. King.

“I don’t care who you are as long as you love people. We’re all Americans, ”said Pastor Janet Hellner-Burris of the Christian Church of Wilkinsburg.

Leaders believe that keeping the dream alive for a better tomorrow shouldn’t end today.

“If we don’t find a way to get all the boats up, find a way to talk about racism until we break down the systemic things that started this race-relations war, we’re going to lose the greatest country ever formed, and this is the United States of America, “said Rep. Ed Gainey.

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