This year, Temple Emanuel of Greensboro, N.C., will hold its 22nd annual MLK Shabbat Service. Around 600 people typically attend this service, although in some years, guest speakers like civil rights activist Rev. William Barber and anthropologist Dr. Jonetta Cole, have brought in crowds of closer to 1,000. Guest speakers have included African-American ministers, community leaders, university presidents, and politicians. This year’s speaker will be a high-ranking officer in the Greensboro Police Department, whose address will focus on community/police relations.
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