Baptist ministers call for Pittsburgh street named after MLK

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“I think the least that we could do in the city of Pittsburgh is to make an appeal to those powers that be to offer at least a street in his name. And that’s also going to be our push—will be our call to action,” Rev. Grigsby said.

Reverend Johnathan Wilson, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church and president of the Baptist Minister’s Conference, plans to contact Mayor Bill Peduto to get support for a renaming of a street for King.

“We will be knocking on his door and ringing his phone to let him know that this is what we would like to see. We would like the city of Pittsburgh to honor Dr. King.”

Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Sr. Pastor of New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore was the keynote speaker at the MLK Jr. Day services.

The Baptist Minister’s Conference is comprised of pastors from the city of Pittsburgh and the region.

(Reach Tené Croom at tene.croom.tc@gmail.com and follow her on Twitter at @TcTene.)

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