Home of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Love March
In the year of 1970, the Reverend George W. Hampton, Sr., attended the first service at the Church on the Green on Elm and Temple Street. As he sat in the service near the Reverend Forsberg, he said to him, "I must go to my own church." He got up and left for Shiloh. As he entered the church, he went to the altar and the Spirit of the Lord said to him, "Have a service in your own church and invite all people, black, white and others to attend."
In June of 1970, the Spirit of the Lord moved upon him and said, "Have a March and call it the Love March in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., because all people loved him. On January 15, 1971, we had our first service and love march.
We marched form the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church located at 100 Lawrence Street, New Haven, CT by route of Whitney Avenue, Humphrey Street, State Street, and back to Lawrence Street. On that day, the first sermon was delivered by Pastor Samuel White, Pastor of Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 29 Grove Street, Stamford, CT.
During the course of the following years we have been blessed with numerous city officials, ministers and local artist and pastors to deliver speeches and sermons.
On January 19, 1999, Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro made the Love March a part of our nation's history inducting it into the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.