Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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January 21, 2013

Remembering the dream

Cordele — In celebration of the life, legacy and dream of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. an annual observance was held in Cordele. The event takes place each year on the national holiday designated to honor his birth.

The celebration began with a kick-off breakfast at the American Legion Post #542 after which a brotherhood march was held from that location with hundreds of marchers of all ages chanting and sing as they marched Joe Wright Drive with police escorts directing traffic at intersections for the procession to pass. The march ended at A.S. Clark Elementary School, where a commemorative service was held in the school's auditorium featuring Rev. Kenneth Tukes, pastor of New Harvest Community Church as the keynote speaker.

For a more detailed story of the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration see the Thursday, January 24 edition of the Dispatch.

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