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South Georgians remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2007

Baker County--South Georgians are remembered the life and legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior on Sunday.

The East Baker Historical Society held a day of celebration in honor of the late civil rights leader.

There was plenty of singing and reverend Charles Sherrod of Albany served as guest speaker.

He knew king personally and walked with him during civil rights demonstrations in the sixties.

Sherrod's wife says it's important to remember the path King paved for future generations.

"It's very important to remember our past. Many of our young children didn't have the experiences that those my age and older had. It helps them to understand where we came from," says Shirley Sherrod.

King would have celebrated his 78th birthday on Monday.

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