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Valdosta celebrates MLK Day

Sorority members Felicia Williams (left) and Gladys T. Lee (right) Sorority members Felicia Williams (left) and Gladys T. Lee (right)

The city of Valdosta took time to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday.

The city held its annual MLK Youth Showcase at Mathis City Auditorium. Children and teens sang, danced, and read poems about the affect King's legacy has had on their life.

Members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority were also at the event to help people register to vote. They said African American voting rights are an important part of King's legacy.

"Dr. Martin Luther King, with President Johnson, established the voting rights act of 1965. The vote is powerful. The vote is your voice," said Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority member Gladys T. Lee.

An MLK commemoration ceremony was also held in Valdosta on Sunday.

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