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Several events across mid-Missouri honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

COLUMBIA Mo. (KMIZ)

Several events were held across mid-Missouri in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Columbia chapter of the NAACP held a ceremony at the King Memorial outside the MKT Trail. 

After a brief ceremony, the group traveled in a motorcade to the Secondary Missionary Baptist Church for a program.

As part of the group's day of service initiative, they gave 150 meals to local shelters.

Pam Hardin, an officer for the group, said it is important to show unity.

"Right now, we have a time in history that we're gonna we're gonna show people here in Columbia, what Unity is what we mean. And we're just gonna do what we can to make sure that we are trying to not only feel Dr. King's dream, but it's a dream that we have to and so we want to move on," Pamela Hardin, the first vice president of the NAACP Columbia.

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. candlelight walk and memorial celebration starts at the armory sports center and headed to Saint Luke United Methodist Church for the memorial celebration.

Karl Wehmhoener

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