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Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, is donating $10,000 to Baptist minister and civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, “who embodied the spirit of Jesus,” and the 50th anniversary of his March on Washington next week.

“It is a tremendous privilege to contribute to the National Action Network and to the legacy of an inspiring leader and powerful movement that changed the course of history,” Jakes said in a statement released by The Potter’s House, a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization, on Friday.

“Today, I honor Dr. Martin Luther King, who embodied the spirit of Jesus when he challenged us to elevate ourselves and respond to physical force with soul force,” Jakes said, adding that the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963 was “a world-changing gathering.”

Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech during the march 50 years ago. Jakes went on to say that it is because of Dr. King and his historic march “that we are now able to hold such a gathering as MegaFest in Dallas next week.”

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