On April 4, 1969, the first anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, the third night of Passover, hundreds of people of varied racial and religious communities gathered in a Black church in the heart of Washington DC to celebrate the original Freedom Seder. For the first time, it intertwined the ancient story of liberation from Pharaoh with the story of Black America's struggle for liberation, and the liberation of other peoples as well.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Freedom Seder and to address one of the greatest dangers ever to face the human race the danger of "global scorching" worse than the traditional "Ten Plagues" -- The Shalom Center has initiated a New Freedom Seder for the Earth and is sponsoring it in
Washington DC on March 29, 2009.
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