King Day Special! “Eating Dr. King’s Dinner” – Told LIVE

This weekend, Chuck Fager told the true story of Eating Dr. King’s Dinner, by  Zoom at the  historic Fairfield Friends Meeting in Camby, Indiana, near Indianapolis.

The invitation came from Fairfield’s well-known pastor (and best-selling author) Phil Gulley.

You can now watch Chuck telling this story (34 minutes), right now, at this free link.

(You don’t need to register, and we won’t collect your data.)

Chuck visited Selma in 2015, on the 50th anniversary of the Selma movement. The same jail cell he shared with Dr. King was still there, and Chuck took this selfie in it.

 

The famous Pettus Bridge in Selma. Its namesake, Edmund Pettus, was a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader. But in a delicious twist of historic irony, the heroism of the Selma movement turned it into a world-famous landmark of progress toward justice and equity (progress that needs urgently to continue!)
A memorial for Rev. James Reeb of Boston, who came to Selma to aid the movement after marchers were attacked at the Pettus Bridge in March of 1965. He was bludgeoned to death late that night.
The late John Lewis, a civil rights leader who was attacked and his skull fractured in the “Bloody Sunday” assault in Selma on March 7, 1965, is borne across the Pettus Bridge after his death in July 2020.
A prophetic sign in Selma during the 2015 50th Anniversary march. We need the Voting Rights back, even stronger, NOW, to preserve American Democracy.
Hey, young fella, you tell ALL the bigger kids watching and hearing about this that the Selma struggle for full voting rights is NOT OVER and now IT’S THEIR TURN!
Yes! The very same plate of greens that was served in the Selma jail on that February 1965 evening. (NO, I’m kidding about that; those greens are all long gone. But this is more just like them!)

If you want more exciting true stories by Chuck Fager from the year of the Selma movement, you can order this book, his own story, right here.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “King Day Special! “Eating Dr. King’s Dinner” – Told LIVE”

  1. I loved the first five minutes and had to put it on pause while I attend to other stuff. I wish I weren’t so busy, but am passionate about the project I’m working on — which includes the realization, to echo you Chuck, that my present civil rights work is helping me undestand white people.

    1. One of Dr. King’s close assistants, Jim Bevel, used to preach at mass meetings that “For Negroes to survive in America today, we got to STUDY the white folks. I study the white folks every day.” I thought that advice was solid then, and it seems equally valid for me today.

  2. That is a fine story, Friend, and well delivered. Would you mind if I shared it with a few others at my Meeting?

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