Unity breakfast celebates community spirit

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 21, 2003

The breakfast, which was sponosored by the Selma Chapter of the LINKS INC, celebrated many things

&045;&045; friendship, love, tolerance, peace, prayer, and, above all, unity.

LINKS INC, which was founded on April 29, 1995, by Loudell Bryant and 22 other charter members, has held the unity breakfast since 1994. Dr. Harold Carter, a native Selmian was the first speaker. Other keynote speakers were Vivian Malone, the first African-American admitted to the University of Alabama, Nancy Worley, the present secretary of state, Circuit Judge Tommy Jones, and Willie Larkin, a professor at Auburn University.

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The breakfast brought people of different colors, races and backgrounds to visit with one another, but to remember King, his goals, his dreams, and his life.

After remarks, Dr. John Ed Mathison, the keynote speaker, was introduced.

Mathison is the senior minister at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery.

Mathison spoke on the need for the community to come together.

Mathison also spoke on the need for prayer.

After mentioning the prayer breakfast that Gov. Bob Riley held Sunday, Mathison emphasized the need for prayer for our government officials.