[Acceptance Speech in Liberia and Sermon on MLK Jr.]

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Adair, Dr. Thelma, Liberia

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Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

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Ellen Sandamini becomes a member of the board of directors at a school in Monrovia. She is honored in song by the children of the school. Thelma Adair also introduces Ellen Sandamini who gives an acceptance speech at the president’s mansion in Liberia. The audio also includes a sermon by Dr. Henry Mitchell delivered at the Bethany Baptist church (William Augustus Jones pastor) in Brooklyn, New York. In the sermon Dr. Mitchell uses the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the relationship with his father Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. to discuss how children learn from the patterns of their parents.

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00:00:05 Unidentified man counts.

00:01:06 Female and male voices.

00:01:35 Singing.

00:09:21 Children singing.

00:13:48 Unidentified woman and man have a discussion about Monrovian students singing.

00:21:31 Guitar playing and singing.

00:33:10 Unidentified male talks about a group singing at the home of the mayor.

00:42:09 Unidentified male prays, gives warm greetings to Dr. Jones and Rev. Youngblood.

00:44:43 Talks about text and Martin Luther King Jr. and introduces the direction of a sermon titled “Train Up a Child”.

00:49:47 Talks about how people are creatures of upbringing, being comfortable with it, and sticking with the old perspective.

00:59:27 Talks about how not to be over anxious if all stories are not like the Martin Luther King Jr. story.

01:10:28 Prayer.

01:11:47 Extends invitation (open doors of church).

01:23:55 Audio ends.


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