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Leon County Honors Life of Dr. King

Wednesday Leon County hosted its annual salute at the courthouse. It's a fact, that Dr. Martin Luther King Junior was a dreamer. But the question is whether his dream of racial equality has been fulfilled.

"Strides have been made since Martin Luther King, but no where near enough, not where we should be, not at all. There is just too much bigotry and hatred."

"It obviously reminds us of some of the things we've been through and some of the things we'll have to go through. We're not where we want to be. Some of the situations around the country let us know that."

It's been more than four decades since the famous "I Have a Dream" speech, and some feel great strides have been made.

"There were certain places you went in, but they had a certain place for you to sit. Blacks sat over here and whites over there. But now you can sit anywhere you want and go into any theatre you want."

But some wonder if prejudice and hatred will ever end.

"Prejudice is inbred, and it's taught from grandparents to parents, from children to their children. If everyone would be kind to one another and realize we're all human beings, we all need a job and a place to live, this world would be a great place."

Doctor King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, and on this coming Saturday, King would have been 76 years old.


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