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Columbus hosts first ever "The Dream Lives" event

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - Hundreds across the Chattahooche Valley showed up in Columbus this morning to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It was the first ever "The Dream Lives" event right here in Columbus. Community groups, sororities, and fraternities all joined with the Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity, and Prosperity to march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"A man who had a face many of his contemporaries who had little vision. A man who had to face politicians it little backbone, and finally he faced terrorists who no conscience," said Morris Dees.

One of the Freedom Riders and youngest members of the 1961 Congress of Racial Equality spoke to the crowd Saturday and shared his thoughts with the community.

"There is so much stuff out there that needs to change and change always comes with young people. Old people are content with things the way they are. It's going to take the young people and their desire to make a change and they'll do it," said Charles Person.

Mayor Teresa Tomlinson says the event was important to reach the younger generation of leaders of Dr. King's legacy would continue to be celebrated in Columbus. There was free food, entertainment and several speakers at the event Saturday afternoon.

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