Journalism associate professor Roger House writes for The Hill Opinion that Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was co-pastor from 1960-1968, furthered its legacy this month as Georgia elected its current pastor, Reverend Raphael Warnock, to the U.S. Senate.
As we observe Martin Luther King Day, people at home and abroad cheer the arrival of political change in Georgia and in America — even as they condemn the violence that threatens our democratic institutions. In the midst of chaos, the Rev. Raphael Warnock’s triumphant campaign for the U.S. Senate has affirmed the promise of America. His platform of justice and moderation was a testament to the legacy of Ebenezer Baptist Church.