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Martin Luther King Tribute

Bobby Jackson has been organizing the Martin Luther King Jr. tribute for 32 years.  He's worried about children today and the lessons they learn about their ancesters and their struggles.  Jackson says, "They need to know the stories."

Stories about the man whose name is forever linked with civil rights, voting rights and a movement.

His story is being delivered here, at the Dexter King Memoria Baptist Church in good news fashion, designed to inspire, teach and encourage.

Elders of the movement say you can't have a productive future without paying homage to the past.

That means focusing on future leaders, so they can put today's lessons into practice tomorrow.

Richard Jordan is a deacon here and a footsoldier in the movement, "To let folks know that the dream is still alive, and the things that Dr. King advocated ... all of them have not been fulfilled at this point.">

And Leon Ross was a teenager during that time but influenced by the slain leader, "They need to understand what nonviolence means and it really needs to be in our curriculum, in our schools and in our colleges, what Dr. Kind stood for as an ambassador of nonviolence."

Hopes are high that one day all barriers will be overcome.

Reporter:  Ashley Anderson

 

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