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Great Leaders are Needed, Recognized or Not!


Yesterday (Jan. 15) was Dr. Martin Luther King's 80th birthday. First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. honored Dr. King with a program that featured a display of King books and audio, the children in the tutorial program read books about King, while the adults did a crossword puzzle. The highlight of the evening was a lecture by Minister Evans titled "Great Leaders are Needed,Recognized or Not." The main point Minister Evans stressed during the presentation was that leadership is not about giving orders or directing others. Great leaders such as King, Garvey and Malcolm X were successful because they followed their own orders, performed tasks that they asked their supporters to carry out, and aligned themselves with people who knew more than they did. Great leaders must be able to lead themselves before they lead others. In spite of bone chilling temperatures, Minister Evans spoke to a packed house.

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