Columbia residents march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

2 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Monday, January 18 2016 Jan 18, 2016 Monday, January 18, 2016 8:24:00 PM CST January 18, 2016 in News
By: Ajah Polk, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA- More than 70 residents met at Douglass High School Monday evening to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department, along with the MLK Committee hosted the annual event.

The group marched from Douglass High School to Second Missionary Baptist Church.

Rev. James Gray, the co-chair of the MLK Committee, said they have marched and celebrated Dr. King's dream for over 40 years.

Gray said they sing, march, and connect with people in the community.

"We're just going to do what Dr. King have called us to do, and try to continue to live the dream he has for all people. It doesn't matter where you came from, what you got, or what your color is, but just to live the dream,"Gray said.

After the march, residents attended a ceremony where they paid tribute to Dr. King's.

Donations from the event will be used to support young people in the community continue their education.

 

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