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April 4, 2017 “Give Us This Day—Prayer Breakfast and Gathering Honoring AR MLK Holiday 2018


Announcing...

 The 2017 National Day of Prayer Arkansas Prayer Breakfast First Gathering of National Rembrance of Rev. MLK Beyond the Passing of Senate Bill 519  “Give Us This Day Giving Honor to God and Prayers of Thanksgiving for AR MLK Holiday 2018... Plus the First-look at New Develop Plans How AR Will Honor Rev. Dr. MLK- 50 Years Later  

April 4, 2017 | Doubletree Hotel, Little Rock, AR | 8am-9am

        GOD HAS SPOKEN... THE GOVERNOR HAS SPOKEN- IT'S TIME TO GO FORTH!
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Producer Dr. Arthur L. Hunt, Jr., Speaks in Advocacy of the Passing of Senate Bill 519

LITTLE ROCK—On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, (the 49th Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. King), Arkansas will kick-off a 30-day period to the 2017 National Day of Prayer with a month-long prayer assignment. The 2017 “Give Us This Day” Prayer Breakfast & Gathering comes forth and embraces Governor Asa Hutchinson's recent signing into law Senate Bill 519, eliminating the dual holiday status and concurrent commemoration of General Robert E. Lee and Dr. Martin Luther King. With his signature, the Dr. King holiday will continue to be celebrated on the third Monday in January, while General Lee’s day of recognition will be moved to the second Saturday of October. April 4 will be the first National Day of Remembrance of Rev. King’s legacy and the first time Arkansans will gather beyond the signing of the Bill.

The Prayer Breakfast and Gathering is being held to say thanks to God for this progress in Arkansas and in our nation, and then to continue to pray forward God’s wisdom and favor for this day of honor for His Prophet/Pastor/Preacher, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It will take place from 8am-9am at the Doubletree Hotel, Downtown Little Rock. April 4th also marks the 30-day period from April 4th- May 4th.  May 4th is the National Day of Prayer.  

The Prayer Breakfast and month-long prayer assignment through tributes and prayers of proclamation for peace, racial healing and advocacy to end violence, brings leaders from the National Day of Prayer Task Force, pastors from across the state, faith-based and community based organizations together to continue to pray for the courageous spiritual leaders, legislators and others who worked hard to see this day come forth.  National Day of Prayer leaders will add a voice of prayerful support and thanks to Governor Hutchinson who among many of his actions, wrote a letter to the NAACP and delivered the keynote address delivered at the NAACP State Convention 9.11.2015, Prayer Breakfast  to faith-based and state leaders at the invitation of Mr. Dale Charles advancing this legislation.   

Senate Bill 519 will also provide, for the first time in Arkansas, a statewide policy of teaching our children about the Civil War. In addition, with this bill we will coordinate instruction about civil rights leaders and Martin Luther King-specific teaching materials with the holiday that bears his name. 

At the Prayer Breakfast, plans for first MLK Holiday ‘exclusive’ celebration beyond the signing of the Bill will be shared by Mr. Dale Charles, President of the Little Rock NAACP (1988-Present) and producer of the MLK Holiday MARADE (the longest-running MLK Holiday Tribute in the state) along with national MLK Legacy producers who are paving the way for a historic salute to the 50th Anniversary beyond Rev. Dr. King’s Assassination.  


For additional details and tickets please  call 501.376.7399 or visit https://giveusthisdaymlkprayerbreakfast.eventbrite.com

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Background: 

In June of 2015¸ the Arkansas State NAACP initiated a conversation with Governor Asa Hutchinson and his regarding the separation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday that is celebrated on the same day as that of the Robert E. Lee Holiday.  

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Please read the article that appears in Wednesday's, March 30th Arkansas Democrat Gazette entitled Black caucus set on viewing a bill to end King-Lee joint holiday. 

http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/mar/29/black-caucus-delays-vote-ending-king-lee-day-arkan/
This is an official NAACP Call to Action for there to be a Vote in the Arkansas Special Session to remove Robert E. Lee Day from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday.  
If you will add your voice to the efforts outlined above and will join us for our Proclamation Rally to say we stand with the NAACP and with theGovernor to move from Proclamation to …