Race in America: A First Person Report from #ATimeToSpeak | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

Posted on December 22, 2014 by


Ed StetzerA brief summary of #ATimeToSpeak at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. | Bob Smietana

The following post is by Bob Smietana, senior writer for Facts & Trends. This article originally appeared on Facts & Trends. Bob was with us at the National Civil Rights Museum for the broadcast and I appreciate his first person view.

Four decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, a diverse group of pastors gathered at the historic Lorraine Hotel—now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum—to discuss the state of race relations in America.

King’s dream remains unfulfilled, said Rev. Albert Tate, pastor of Fellowship Monrovia, a church plant near Los Angeles.

“We are here at the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. King was assassinated—not because we got it right,” said Tate, “but because we got it wrong.” Continue reading →