Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1965 Sermon at Grace Cathedral

On the Friday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, we wanted to share two videos—two parts of a sermon that Dr. King gave at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco on March 28, 1965. 
This is the same cathedral that our boys visit three times a week. We are proud of this moment in time, and we aim to live our lives and teach our boys through his inspiration.

In 1965, as a part of the Festival of Grace, celebrating the 1964 completion and consecration of Grace Cathedral, Bishop James Pike invited Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to visit and preach at Grace Cathedral. Dr. King accepted and the date was set; March 28th, the fourth Sunday of Lent. Crowds already surged around the Cathedral by early morning, and by 10 a.m. the building was packed. Grace Cathedral had never before seen so many people, most of them African-American. Crowds filled the front stairs, plaza, Cathedral House, and parking lot. Approximately 5,000 people were present.


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Located in San Francisco, CA, Cathedral School for Boys is an independent elementary school for boys in grades K-8. Our Mission is to provide an excellent education through intellectual inquiry and rigor that is centered in the Episcopal tradition and is respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.
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