Holman Joins the City in Honoring Pastor Emeritus James M. Lawson, Jr

Stretch of Adams Boulevard to Be Renamed Rev. James M. Lawson Mile
LOS ANGELES - Jan. 9, 2024 - PRLog -- On Thursday, January 11, 2024, days shy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Councilmember Heather Hutt and AFL-CIO President Yvonne Wheeler will lead a march on Adams Boulevard from 6th Avenue to Holman UMC. The walk, accompanied by music from the Holman choirs and community volunteers, commemorates the August 1968 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. A 1950s vintage city bus will travel along the route, recalling the yearlong Montgomery boycott sparked by a defiant Rosa Parks in 1955. The walk culminates in the parking lot of Holman United Methodist Church, where the stretch of Adams Boulevard from Crenshaw Boulevard to Arlington venue will be renamed Rev. James M. Lawson Mile.

Walk with us at 3:00 or join us, 4:00 p.m. at the church, for the formal dedication of Rev. James M. Lawson Mile, followed by a private screening of the Golden Globe nominated biopic Rustin. Attendance at the event is free, but registration is required. To register, visit https://revlawsonmile.eventbrite.com.

Holman also invites you to celebrate Dr. King at Ignited Light's Annual Day of Service on Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. Since 2016, the Day of Service has made Holman its home. This year, the event moves to a larger venue, the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall. "In keeping with of the intentions of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Ignited Light and local businesses have partnered to...improve the livelihood of BIPOC residents.  The services offered include free immigration and landlord/tenant legal services, medical, dental, vision screenings, HIV/AIDS testing, employer services, and food distribution." No registration required.

Caroline McKenzie
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