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FWBC hosts Dr. King Teach-In to educate and explore solutions to social issues

Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III
Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III

To honor the life and legacy of Dr. King while confronting all forms of physical and structural violence, Friendship-West Baptist Church will host its 5th Annual King Teach-In; streamed live on Friendship-West’s online platforms including the church website, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15, what would have been Dr. King’s 93rd birthday.

Moderator Rev. Danielle Ayers, Pastor of Justice, Friendship-West, will center the discussion around how the past is still the present and ways to move forward for substantive and structural change. The esteemed panel represents the best of Dr. King’s ministry.

King understood that the Church, community and political systems must work together for change.

Panelists include:

  • Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor, Friendship-West
  • Rev. Dr. George Mason, Senior Pastor, Wilshire Baptist Church
  • Representative Jasmine Crockett, Texas House District 100
  • Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Activist, Educator, Writer, Co-founder of Campaign Zero

“Many of us have been under the illusion that great progress has been made regarding race relations and social and economic equity. But, the past four years have proven that that is a false narrative,” said Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes, III,


Senior Pastor, Friendship-West. “We still have work to do, and we strive to provide real solutions to real problems and continue to build upon the foundation that Dr. King laid.”

Additionally, this year marks the 55th anniversary of Dr. King’s fourth and final book before his assassi- nation in 1968, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”

In it, Dr. King discusses what African Americans should do with their new freedoms, as well as lays out his thoughts, plans and dreams for America’s future.

Event attendees can enter for a chance to receive a free copy by entering the King Teach-In Book Giveaway.

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