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Honoring MLK Jr. Day

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In front of thousands of peaceful marchers with the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., as the backdrop, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Today we remember Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight to prove the 14th and 15th amendments of the United States Constitution extends to minorities.

At the time, many marchers wanted an aggressive, violent approach against those with power.

Proving all doubters wrong, King marched with his group in peaceful protest in declaration of peace, justice and liberty for all.

King’s dream lives on even to this day, but there’s still room to improve.

The Lincoln Parish Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is one of the many organizations that continues King’s dream, but also seeks to bring justice to minorities.

At the annual banquet on Saturday, guest speaker Linda Brown-Wright daughter of former Lincoln Parish Police Juror Annie Brown and the late L.L. Brown, the director of Our Christian Funeral Home, challenged everyone to challenge themselves as King once did.

“We all must continue to fight for our equality,” she said. “We all must follow in the same footsteps as Dr. King once did and come together as a unit for our equality.”

For those looking to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Grambling State University will celebrate King at 6 p.m. today in GSU Quad area.

Grambling Councilwoman G. Denise Dupree will be the guest speaker and a candlelight processional will also take place.

King was a great, revered man who unfortunately died too soon.
His work continues to live on and we celebrate his accomplishments annually every Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Today, residents should reflect on what we can do to better ourselves as humans and remember to spread love and unity amongst our community. Because, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

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