King addresses the Paris' Sport Palace and the militants of the "Movement for the Peace" on March 29, 1966 (credit: AFP/Getty Images).The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The Riverside Church community took time on Sunday to remember Doctor Martin Luther King’s legacy.
It was a day of worship, music, and song intended to honor the life of Doctor King.
Dr. King gave a memorable speech at the Riverside Church a year before he was assassinated. In the speech ‘Beyond Vietnam’ Dr. King condemned what he called the triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism.
The message of Sunday’s service was that tomorrow is not a holiday and that there is still a lot of work to be done, 1010 WINS reported.
“When you understand what the dream was, dad wanted to eradicate poverty, racism, militarism, and violence from our society,” Dr. King’s son Martin Luther King III said.