THE PFLEGER FILE...

Chicago Sun-Times (Sunday) - - SNEED ON SUNDAY -

Watch for ac­tivist priest Michael Pfleger to lead a silent “blue light” march Tues­day at St. Sabina South Side church on what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birth­day.

“We are march­ing in si­lence led by a por­trait of Dr. King; we are march­ing in re­mem­brance of the peo­ple killed vi­o­lently last year,” Pfleger told Sneed. There were 554 homi­cides in Chicago last year, ac­cord­ing to records main­tained by the Sun-Times.

“We are do­ing this in honor of Dr. King’s hope for love and peace and in ad­vance of the na­tional hol­i­day hon­or­ing Dr. King,” he said.

“Dr. King wanted us to build the ‘beloved com­mu­nity,’ where we are all treated as brothers and sis­ters,” said Pfleger. “And we are now liv­ing in a na­tion more di­vided than it’s been in a long time,” he said.

“Our gov­ern­ment is now shut down over build­ing a wall! Vi­o­lence and poverty and racism are ex­plod­ing.”

Pfleger said a gi­ant acrylic dis­play by artist Maxwell Em­cays con­tain­ing the names of those who died vi­o­lently in 2018 will also be erected and un­veiled in front of the church.

The gi­ant acrylic dis­play by artist Maxwell Em­cays con­tain­ing the names of those who died vi­o­lently in Chicago in 2018 will be erected and un­veiled in front of St. Sabina on Tues­day.

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