Ozark Holds Double Celebration to Honor M.L.K. Jr.

By: Courtney Crown Email
By: Courtney Crown Email
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OZARK -- The community of Ozark organized a number of ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's life and legacy on Monday's holiday.

They started the celebration by gathering together in front of the Dale County Courthouse. Many community members came out to celebrate how far the country has come since the Civil Rights Movement.

They marched together through Downtown Ozark to the Flowers Center for the Performing Arts.

Although many gathered together, some residents are fearful that people are forgetting all that Dr. King fought for.

"A lot of people are losing the sight of what this really stood for," Ozark resident Venita Pickett said. "Back in the day we couldn't have even done this march without the dogs, and people, and fire hose."

The community continued the day's celebration with a memorial service and tribute to Dr. King's life. Past Edgar Baxter Morris of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery provided a message and the MLK Choir honored King through song.

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