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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The Marine Corps Logistics Base honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior with a public ceremony at the Base Chapel today.

The Civil Rights leader would have turned 75 this month The pews were filled for the ceremony. The base choir sang, and base officers talked about how Dr. King's work changed America.

Mary Jo Haywood,  The first African American Mayor of Camilla, was the keynote speaker.

She said Dr. King's legacy has made life better for blacks today, but there is still more work needed to bring equal opportunity to all people.

"They might not be as obvious as they were in Dr. King's day, but we face the same 'isms. Racism, sexism, classism. So the legacy has to be continued," said Haywood.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day is January 18th, the 18th year it has been celebrated as a federal holiday.

 

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