Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Keeping His Dream Alive
Attorney Barrington was personally invited by Mr. Collins to address the crowd. Mr. Barrington felt quite at home talking to a large crowd, saying it took him back to the days when he spoke from the church pulpit every Sunday. Mr. Barrington told the story of a trip he took when he was in college in 1998 to Montgomery, Alabama. There, he toured the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Dr. King pastored from 1954 to 1960. It was from his office in the church basement that he organized the Montgomery Bus Boycotts.
Mr. Barrington then told the crowd about stepping up to the pulpit and flipping through the pulpit Bible, which was allegedly the same pulpit Bible used by Dr. King to speak Sunday after Sunday. Attorney Barrington ended up at Psalm 121: “I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.”
Armstrong & Barrington PLLC would like to honor Fletcher “Big Show” Collins for organizing such a great event to benefit the community in Elizabethtown. We also honor the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.