LORAIN, Ohio - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day pays tribute to a man who touched thousands of people all across this land who struggled with civil rights. Locally, there were many celebrations to honored this larger-than-life icon.
The Body of Christ Church in Lorain gathered at the South Branch Library. They celebrated his life with music and some reflections of the legacy that he left us.
Albert Brown, who is a musician with the Body of Christ Church choir, attended the event to promote their new gospel CD as well.
"The dream has been fulfilled that my children do not only have to dream of becoming a doctor or lawyer, but they can aspire to be a president," Brown said.
Shyla Bush shared a story of a mother who had children and their children had children. She wants to be able to pass on the history of past struggles so the younger generation does not forget. Even Shyla herself knows "as an individual, she must do better."
"It means more as I get older. There is more responsibility as a contributor to the community," said Rev. Rodney Thomas.
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