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A day to celebrate, remember

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

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Community leaders attending the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday at the Sikeston Clinton Building join in singing "We Shall Overcome." The event included a speech by Alfred Harris along with a poetry recitation, praise dance and speeches by Sikeston City Council candidates.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Change begins 'one heart at a time'

jillb@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Only a handful of people in the room ever met the man being honored. The older adults recalled the speeches he made; the children only know what history has written. But Monday they all gathered to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream of a better world for all people.

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