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January 21, 2008

Albany - More than 100 people march through the streets of downtown Albany to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

A group from Second Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Albany State University, and Mt. Olive Outreach marched from Albany State to the steps of the Dougherty County Courthouse.

The march focused on young people and how Dr. King helped them have the rights they enjoy today.

200 young people from elementary school to college entered an essay competition about King's contributions. The winners were recognized for their writings.

Leslie Heard said, "We wanted to do something to involve all youth of all races, not just African American, not just adults, but all youth so that's how we put on the program today. It's about equality for everyone."

Dottie Ruth Mitchell said, "That everyone could be together without fighting or killing each other."

First place winners of the essay competition got  $200.

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