Crozer Hosts Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Rev. Dr. Bayard Taylor inspired attendees with
his words about King.
Crozer-Chester Medical Center hosted a special celebration in remembrance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for employees and members of the local community on Jan. 16. More than 200 Crozer-Keystone employees and members of the community attended the event.
At 1:30 p.m., members of the MLK Commemorative Committee and Crozer employees laid a wreath outside of the medical center’s Old Main building, former site of the Crozer Theological Seminary, where Dr. King earned his divinity degree in 1951. A historical marker about Dr. King and the seminary is located in front of the building.
The celebration continued at 2 p.m. with a brief program in the auditorium of Crozer’s James E. Clark Education Center. Rev. Dr. Bayard Taylor, pastor of the historic Calvary Baptist Church in Chester (where Dr. King worshipped while he was a student), provided a keynote address. Dr. Taylor is also director of Pastoral Services at Crozer.
The program also featured performances by the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir of Philadelphia and the Anointed Movement Dance Company, as well as special appearances by U.S. Congressman Pat Meehan and Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.
Performances by the Anointed Movement Dance
Company were a new feature to the program this