Vernon church celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr

Vernon church celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr

Many people gathered Monday morning on Drake University's campus to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

"[We] celebrate Martin Luther King, who really was central to uniting the country when it comes to social justice issues", said Jolene Cardenis, a member of COLOR Latina.

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier hosted it's annual MLK Day of Service and Learning at it's headquarters Monday.

Several Seattle Seahawks players, including quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Doug Baldwin, took to social media to pay tribute to King Jr. on what would have been his 89th birthday.

"I think that the President has got to be engaged in some sensitivity and heart changing", King said on "Chris Cuomo Prime Time".

The Marade crowd on the Esplanade as it approaches Colfax Avenue, with participants stretching far into City Park in the distance. "But he was strong enough to go and speak". It's also meant to be a national day of service - a time for action.

The breakfast drew a large crowd of community residents, business leaders, as well as different agencies.

Winter Haven residents are finally getting what they've been fighting for; a street named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

There also were performances from the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Mime Ministry Young Seeds of Faith children's group and the First Jerusalem Baptist Church Liturgical Dancers.

"It's about the peace".

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream he wanted to live not just while he was sleeping, but while he was awake, too.

They helped organize fabrics and clothing in the opera house.

The students were up bright and early this holiday, helping to do their small part to clean up their community.

"It means a lot to my kids and my family and my culture African-American, we need more", Leteshia Parker says it's more than just name change.

"It's pretty amazing to listen to hear what the food bank does and how many people they help and how much that help is needed".

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