Political leaders and members of the community gathered to celebrate Dr. King through song, prayer and poetry.
The group recently split from the Inter Civic Council of the SCLC, but organizers say the event tonight is about coming together as a community to honor King and all he has done for our nation.
"We are just glad to come together to say we love one another and that's what we are preaching. All of the organizations, the Minister Alliance as well as the Inter Civic Council we are teaching and preaching," said Reverend William Foutz.
The theme of the event was "Education Matters," and 16 high school students are honored for their hard work and commitment in school.