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MLK celebration at KTI
January 16, 2015 at 9:05 p.m.
Jaymee Alpert, the rabbi at Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel in Port Chester, touches on the recent terrorist attacks in France during the invocation.
Rev. Bruce Baker, the pastor at All Souls Parish/Presbyterian Church in Port Chester introduces the keynote speaker, Jack Zaccara, highlighting his many connections to the community.
Jack Zaccara, executive director of the community group One World United and Virtuous and a former Port Chester Middle School teacher, urges the audience made up of both Christians and Jews to speak out against everyday racism.
The Port Chester Middle School 6th Grade Chorus sings "Build Me A World."
David Thomas, a Port Chester resident who helped restore Rye Town's neglected African American cemetery in Rye, holds the 2015 humanitarian award as Rabbi Jaymee Alpert, Bishop Robert Girtman and Rev. Gerald Washington stand behind him.
Port Chester High School junior Michael Bansey belts out "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" accompanied by the high school concert choir.
Backed up by the Girtman Memorial Choir, Joseph Mosely lifts up his voice-and his arms-while singing "We Shall Overcome." Hundreds gathered at Congregation KTI on King Street on Sunday evening, Jan. 11 for the annual interfaith service honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy.
Jews and Christians, whites and blacks, hold hands as they sing together at the end of the interfaith commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.