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LOCALS PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AT THE ANNUAL FREEDOM MARCH

Written by Matt Davis on January 21, 2019. Posted in News/Weather

Locals used the peaceful method of demonstration made famous by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this MLK Day through participation in the 32nd annual Freedom March, the culmination of a four-day celebration of the slain Civil Rights leader that was presented by the MLK Commission of Rome and Northwest Georgia.  

Alvin Jackson, co-chair of the local MLK Weekend Celebration, says that he is pleased to see more and more young people get involved with the Freedom March each year.

Reverend Carey Ingram, pastor of Lovejoy Baptist Church, recalls the flurry of change that surrounded the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and muses that he was ‘blessed to see those changes’. 

Pastor Steve Caldwell of Mount Alto Baptist Church was not around during the time of the Civil Rights movement, but attests that he is thankful that his precedessors shared their stories with him. 

Thomas Kislat, the marketing director for the Forum River Center, grew up in Germany and remembers learning about the Civil Rights movement in the US during history class.  He believes that it, like the falling of the Berlin Wall in his homeland, was driven by a fight for human rights.

Thomas’ wife Shannon says that she participated in the local Freedom March in order to demonstrate that she stands with others for the greater good.

The Freedom March traversed Broad Street to the Rome City Auditorium, at which a noonday program was held. 

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