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Tifton residents March in honor of Dr. King


In Tifton Monday, people marched in the streets to celebrate the Martin Luther King Holiday.

The mayor, other city officials, and families started walking at 19th Street and continued through the city as a loud speaker played Dr. King's famous, "I have a dream" speech.

People gathered outside their houses to watch the march as police escorted the group. Monday's festivities kicked off with a special worship service at Springfield Baptist Church.

"Dr. King's legacy was moving forward, and being involved. It was just color, it was about everybody, everybody has rights, everyone has a voice, everyone has a seat at the table, and that's what Dr. King educated us in," says Mayor Jamie Cater.

Mayor Jamie Cater gave a welcoming speech at the church.

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