A small group gathered to remember the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., in Jackson Wednesday morning. A wreath laying and prayer vigil were held at Freedom Corner on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Medgar Evers Boulevard.
Today is the 44th anniversary of the assassination of the civil rights legend. King was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968.
The ceremony was organized by Hinds County supervisor Kenneth Stokes and his wife, Jackson City Councilwoman Larita Cooper-Stokes.
The rookie councilwoman shared with the group why Mississippi has such a deep connection with Rev. King.
"He remembered us at the march on Washington and we in Mississippi must never forget the struggle he endured and he actually gave his life," Cooper-Stokes said.
Cooper-Stokes and two other attendees were presented with special medals recognizing their service to the community which reflects the spirit of service espoused by King.
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