Crestview to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. this month

Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 at 03:32 PM.

King, a clergyman and activist who used civil disobedience in the 1960s to advance civil rights, received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated in 1968.

"He did a lot of things for us," Dortch said. "He believed we shouldn't be judged by the color of our skin, but by our character."

When the parade finishes at the courthouse, attendees may stay for a program featuring guest speaker Adrienne McKinnie, a businessperson and member of the Crestview Kiwanis club and the Carver-Hill Memorial and Historical Society.

"I plan to speak about how far we have come (as a nation) and to expand on the legacy that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has already established." McKinnie said.

Mayor David Cadle is expected to deliver a proclamation for the event.

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