City of Tupelo honors Martin Luther King Jr.

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Tupelo held a weekend service in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Event leaders said the ceremony was held to honor King, promote racial harmony, and respect for all citizens.

Sundays’s program took place at the Tupelo Auditorium with a city-sponsored reception following.

Former Philadelphia, MS high school standout running back and Oklahoma and Rams football player, Marcus Dupree, was the VIP guest.

“We’re fortunate to have a football star with us today Marcus Dupree we’re hoping that will excite our young people were really trying to excite this next generation of people who are going to take over the king services for us,” said board director Kenneth Mayfield.

On Monday more commemorative MLK services and a motorcade will take place.

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