Deacon: Dr. King's civil rights advocacy marked by faith, hope, love

Martin Luther King Jr. was a reluctant leader, "but he was willing to put himself out there," said Deacon Melvin Tardy Jr.

King's message of action and service lives on, say speakers

GARY, Ind. -- Two priests and one mayor recalled the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in two words: action and service.

Speaking Jan. 8 at Holy Angels Cathedral in Gary, the three recounted the slain civil rights leader's belief in equality and nonviolence, challenging their audience to continue that legacy.