Published: April 4, 2011
U.S. District Court Judge Benita Y. Pearson is flanked by the Rev. Dr. Lewis Macklin II, left, pastor of Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Youngstown, and the Rev. Kenneth Simon, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church, also in Youngstown, as they sing “We Shall Overcome” during a memorial service for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Baptist Pastors’ Council of Youngstown and Vicinity sponsored the service Monday at the Mahoning County Courthouse rotunda.