MLK legacy passed on at annual scholarship breakfast

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Celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are planned Sunday in Chico, and Monday in Oroville and Paradise.

On Jan. 15, the national holiday on which the country pauses to remember King, Alpena will be marking the occasion with a variety of activities, including several already established ones as well as a new presentation to local students and the community at large.

"It's unbelievable. And I hope that it changes your thoughts on things, and it make you really think about the legacy you want to leave behind", she said.

Local NAACP officials said they support canceling the parade because Abbott's participation would have forced them to protest an event meant to honor King. Last February, Trump kicked off Black History Month by praising long-dead abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the present tense, as if Douglass were still alive.

Miles Payne, EMU's student body president, led the group heading to NAP to volunteer.

"Eventually we will have 70 miles of connected trails throughout Muscogee County", said Betsy Covington. "And so to bring them all together and kind of show them that they can make something that's like, super handsome together".

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"He was very hated, one of the most hated in America when he was assassinated". "Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream Martin Luther King Jr. had for America".

But on April 4, 1968, the day of King's assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tucker said "the story got even more intense". "The conversation about who we are as Americans has shifted and given in to a kind of xenophobia that makes it hard to discuss issues that affect all Americans".

The march, in the year of 2018, will symbolize the achievements attained as a result of the changes that are directly attributable to the pains and agony experienced by our forefathers and mothers who carved out of the civil rights areas our paths to success. He spent the a year ago of his life condemning what he called the "triple evils" of racism, poverty and war.

The president brought in some reinforcements - one of them, King's nephew, Isaac Newton Farris, Jr.

"Dad said, 'There's just stuff going on, and it's not fair, '" she said.

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