JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - City leaders and Jackson residents spent their Monday morning honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. A group gathered at Freedom Corner and held a service and wreath laying in honor of the slain civil rights leader.
The ceremony included prayers led by local church leaders, and inspirational speeches by community leaders. The event was organized by ward three councilman Kenneth Stokes.
Stokes says more needs to be done to curb violence in Jackson's African American communities, to fulfill King's dream of peace and equality.
"We need more black on black love and less black on black hate" said Stokes. "How can you say you want to integrate with the whites and Hispanics and you don't want to integrate with each other. We got to, we must stop killing each other."
This is the 16th year, the MLK celebration has been held at Freedom Corner.
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