Valdosta Pays Respect to Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Ben Wolf
Sunday, January 14, 2007

Saint Paul A.M.E. Church hosted the 22nd annual commemoration in honor of the great civil rights leader.

The program included singing, prayer, and speeches from local leaders. It was a packed house for the special service.

"We can't forget the tremendous efforts that it took to get us here today and it has that impact on me. That I thank God that I'm able to go anywhere in the country and pursue a career in any field," said Valdosta resident Theodore Emanuel.

MLK events continue Monday in Valdosta with a program at Mathis City Auditorium, featuring dancing and speeches.