Twelve groups of Lowndes County church and school groups honored him during the 26th Annual Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
The day's event is aimed at inspiring area youth to keep King's dream alive.
Organizers say these performances culminate a month-long celebration commemorating the freedoms King fought for.
"The only way we're going to keep that dream alive is having our youth involved and letting them remember the right to celebrate and the things that Dr. King stood for," said Samuel Clemons, of the Martin Luther King Committee.
Seven-year-old Jaida Brown, of JL Lomax Elementary, said, "He's the one who stood up for some of us going to school and us [being able to go to public] pools and parks and restaurants."
The Valdosta-Lowndes Martin Luther King Junior Commemoration Association hopes to inspire area kids to serve their community.
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