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Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech remembered

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Forty-eight years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to the nation and world when he called for racial equality in his speech "I Have A Dream".

Ward 3 Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes and others celebrated the legendary call for justice Sunday afternoon at Freedom Corner.

The program remembering the dream brought together community members and local activists who read excerpts from the speech and joined hands in prayer.

"Think back to when Dr. King made his speech in 1963 there was never any idea that you would have a Mayor Dupree from Hattiesburg running for governor of the State of Mississippi. It's because of people like Dr. King and Medgar Evers and their sacrifices and giving up their lives that gave the opportunity that we have today," Councilman Stokes said.

King delivered his history making speech on August 28th 1963.

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