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Dozens honor MLK Day in Sylvester

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

SYLVESTER,  GA (WALB) – A crowd marched to the Worth County Courthouse Monday to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

About 40 people marched from the First African Baptist Church on Pope Street. On the courthouse steps, the crowd listened to music and speakers including the police chief and pastors. They said it's important not to forget the struggle Dr. King and his followers went through to achieve equality and freedom for all.

"It's to bring our people together. To help them understand the importance of not just Dr. King but just we as Americans coming together and doing what's right by helping each other," said Pastor Willie S. Jenkins with True Revelation Ministries.

"Don't let all of the work be in vain. Take advantage of the opportunities especially education. Get as much education as you possibly can," said Bishop Frederick Williams, Gethsemane Worship Center.

In honor of the holiday, every other year the march and celebration service takes place in Sylvester. The tradition started back in 1986. Another service will be held at the First African Baptist Church at 6:30pm.

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