GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech, an organization called, Operation People for Peace, is traveling the coast handing out free bags of food to honor his legacy.
August 28 will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's Nobel Prize winning "I have a Dream" speech. In honor of that, People for Peace Incorporated, is feeding more than 50,000 families across the coast. The organization's chairman feels inclined to help those in need, because it is what Dr. King would have wanted.
"This is what Dr. King died for. He loved the poor, but unfortunately he was not able to carry out his dream," said Rocker.
Tabernacle of Faith Church in Gulfport hosted a spirited service just before passing out bags filled with food to dozens of people. The church's pastor, Anthony Thompson, has been working with Operation People for Peace for many years now. He feels honored that his church was able to host the event.
"Just being able to be of service to the neighborhood, not only about telling people to come to church, but being able to provide for poor people the way they should be provided for," said Bishop Thompson.
The program was filled with inspirational music, dance, and readings. Rocker ended on a motivational note, reminding the undeserved community that even though they can't go to the anniversary march in Washington they must keep fighting for equality right here in Gulfport.
The organization will visit 11 cities during their tour. On August 20 they will be in Moss Point. For more about Operation People for Peace, Inc. click http://operationpeopleforpeace.org/.