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Convocation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

AMERICUS, GA (WRBL) - Folks came together in Americus on Wednesday to honor the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday marked Georgia Southwestern State University's 39th Annual Convocation to celebrate the legacy of  Dr. King.

The keynote speaker for the event was GSW graduate Marc Arnett. Arnett is a motivational speaker and mentor for youth.

He says today's event is about unity in a time where things can be chaotic.

"You know sometimes we can romanticize him and forget his mission sometimes so today is about Remembering what he actually fought for and the things he gave his life for," Arnett says.

Arnett says the torch Dr. King lit must be passed on and the fight for equality and equity must continue. He's calling on the next generation to be bearers of that torch.

 


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