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King celebrated in Bainbridge

January 19, 2004

Bainbridge - Martin Luther King, Jr. never marched down the streets of Bainbridge, but his words and message march on today.

Day Care owner Cynthia Rambeau says, "He made a lot of things happen for us. Not just for the blacks, but for everybody. He made a lot of things happen for everybody."

Today, blacks and whites come together to celebrate just how far we've come. Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop says, "It behooves us every now and then to take inventory and to look back to see from which we've come. Of course, if we compare where we are now to where we used to be, we can see that a tremendous amount of progress has been made, although we still have a ways to go."

Bishop says a simple way to move forward is to consider everyone as equals. "People are people," he says. "All people have the same basic urges, the same aims the same aspirations."

He continues, "Dr. King actually liberated all of us, black, white, red, brown. All of us are better because he lived."

Lived fighting for equality for everyone. This is the 17th year the Decatur County NAACP has hosted the observance of the National Holiday.

posted at 4:52 PM by karen.collier@walb.com