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Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement on the anniversary of Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination:
"Today we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although African Americans and other people of color have made great gains, it is imperative that we honor his legacy by standing up, speaking out and continuing to fight for what is right and fair.
Washington, D.C. – “It is difficult to find the words to describe how dismaying it was to learn that some of Sgt. La David Johnson’s remains were found in Niger weeks after his funeral. My heart breaks for his widow, Myeshia, and the rest of his family, who upon hearing this news must have felt like they were losing him all over again.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson issued the following statement in response to White House allegations regarding her account of President Donald Trump’s call with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson:
WASHINGTON, DC – WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson will cloak former 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project student Joseph Dubery at the Howard University College of Medicine’s Annual Long White Coat Ceremony on Friday, March 17, 2017. The ceremony marks an honored pre-graduation tradition as students move from a short coat to a long coat in their final year of medical school – a symbol of being equal clinicians to others who have earned the long coats.
MIAMI, FL – To address the growing trend of gun violence and crimes against children, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson hosted the Pastors and Principals Fighting Crime through Spirituality Summit on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Jungle Island. More than 500 people, including 100 pastors, were treated to an inspirational message from national civil rights and social justice activist, Reverend Al Sharpton, and House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC).