Unity, righting moral wrongs theme of MLK breakfast in Hoffman Estates

 
By Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com
Updated 1/19/2015 12:43 PM
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  • Guest speaker the Rev. Robbie Robinson of the Christian Tabernacle Church inspired his audience Monday during the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at Hoffman Estates village hall. "We must learn that we have more in common than we have apart," he said.

      Guest speaker the Rev. Robbie Robinson of the Christian Tabernacle Church inspired his audience Monday during the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at Hoffman Estates village hall. "We must learn that we have more in common than we have apart," he said. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Raegan Davis, 10, and Kandace Spotts of Streamwood listen to guest speaker the Rev. Robbie Robinson during the 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at Hoffman Estates village hall on Monday. The event was sponsored by the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission.

      Raegan Davis, 10, and Kandace Spotts of Streamwood listen to guest speaker the Rev. Robbie Robinson during the 13th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast at Hoffman Estates village hall on Monday. The event was sponsored by the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Valerie Copeland dances to the music of the St. James Gospel Choir during the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates.

      Valerie Copeland dances to the music of the St. James Gospel Choir during the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast in Hoffman Estates. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

The Rev. Robbie Robinson inspired and motivated his audience Monday morning as he addressed the racial issues of today with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during Hoffman Estates' 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast celebration.

"We must all come together like we are doing today. We must break bread together like we are doing today," said Robinson, the interim pastor at Christian Tabernacle Church in Roselle. "We must learn that we have more in common than we have apart. We cannot truly have moral rights until we eradicate moral wrongs."

The event was sponsored by the Hoffman Estates Cultural Awareness Commission, and also featured remarks by Mayor William D. McLeod and music by the St. James AME Gospel Choir.

"I think it was a great opportunity for people to come together and remember Dr. Martin Luther King," said Bartlett resident Traci Milledge. "I think it's a great opportunity for us to bring our children out and also remember him and keep his dream alive."

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