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Keeping the Dream alive in Michigan

Posted at 7:22 AM, Jan 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-17 09:56:39-05

Monday, we honored a leader who fought for his dream of racial equality and unconditional love of all.

Keynote speaker Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Thousands gathered at the Lansing Center for the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Luncheon.

The theme of the event - “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools,” words spoken by King himself.

"It's important today that young people understand that they have a very powerful voice and can make a difference," said U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Michigan State University's Trustee and Vice Chairman, Joel Ferguson says everyone in attendance today is a cross-section of people who are supportive of King's dream.

It was Dr. King's life work to fight the battle against racial inequality.

"In the 21-st century, our challenge is the same one for equality, civility, and service, says Mayor Virg Bernero.

Mr. King laid the foundation for our future and continues to pave the way for generations to come.