Tupelo holds events honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) – Tupelo held weekend services remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Event leaders said the ceremony is 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 event’s board director Kenneth Mayfield.

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

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