Video: Columbus Residents Remember Dr. King’s Legacy
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — A weekend of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King kicked off in Columbus on Saturday.
Community residents gathered at Stephens Chapel Memorial Baptist Church for a prayer breakfast honoring Dr. King’s legacy. The featured speaker was historian and former aid to Doctor King, Flonzie Brown-Wright. Wright was instrumental in planning the 1966 march from Hernando to Canton and worked closely with Doctor King several times. She left those in attendance with special challenge.
“We must continue to do all that we can do to be sure the dreams our forefathers and certainly Dr. King Jr. Put before us are still realized,” said keynote speaker,” Flonzie Brown-Wright.
The theme for the weekend events is “It is not a moment, it is a movement.” A unification march will be held Monday at 11am starting at the Missionary Union Baptist Church in Columbus.