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January 13, 2012

Our View - January 13

Live Oak — Reflecting on King

This Sunday marks the 83rd birthday of one of the most profound leaders in the civil rights movement. While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday will be celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 15, the man will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 16.

Let’s take a moment to celebrate the man and his vision as well as his dream.

King is best known for his unabashed ways of bringing to the forefront of this nation the injustice and inequality of one race of people. When some think of Dr. King, they may think of his most famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

But he was more than that. But one way he brought people together was through his use of words. We can certainly, and do, respect that.

This Sunday, reflect on Dr. King or better yet, visit African Baptist Church in Live Oak at 6 p.m. for the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Church Program. The church is located at 502 Walker Ave. SE.

On Monday, take a moment to watch the marching parade through Live Oak for the 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade. The parade route and more information can be found on the front page.

We know a lot of you, including us, will be working Monday. However, join us as we watch the parade at 10 a.m. and take the time to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the man.

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