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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Each year, the nation celebrates King’s life and legacy on the third Monday in January.

Monday Mississippi State will hold the Community MLK Unity Breakfast, a free celebration that this year features a keynote address by Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins of the Mississippi National Guard.

The MLK breakfast program begins at 7 a.m. in the Colvard Student Union’s Bill Foster Ballroom.

During the program, local high school winners of the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest will be recognized. The competition asked participants to articulate King’s most powerful ideas regarding social justice.

The unity breakfast is one of several MSU celebrations of King’s life and achievements.

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