King Day At The Dome

Annual gathering at the state capitol

Ed Jenson
January 15, 2018 - 5:29 pm
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It was King Day at the Dome Monday at the state capitol building in Columbia to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.

President of the South Carolina NAACP, Brenda Murphy, said that the work of King continues to this day. “We have been able to accomplish much. We’ve come a long way, but the journey is not complete.”

First Vice President of the South Carolina NAACP, William Gaither, said King’s nonviolence approach still needs to be practiced today. “Throughout his life Dr. King was frequently faced with the very worst that people had to offer each other. Rather than give in he responded with the very best that we as people are capable of.”

“We must continue to push forward to ensure that Dr. King’s dream becomes a reality,” said Murphy.

The South Carolina NAACP organized the event and held a march down Main Street in Columbia for education equity, a fair criminal justice system, voting rights, affordable housing, fair employment and healthcare for all before the ceremony at the Statehouse.

This year marks the 50th anniversary King’s assassination. King was shot and killed  in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968.

 

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